Jacques Dussault

Class of 2023

Dussault began his career playing at the University of Ottawa and McGill University. His journey with the game continued as a high school football coach in 1975 before he steadily rose to the professional ranks to become a defensive coach with the Montreal Concordes in 1982, earning him the honour of being the first French-speaking coach in CFL history. After five seasons, he moved on to the collegiate ranks with stints at Acadia and Mount Allison, in addition to serving as a head coach in the World League of Football.
He returned to the Alouettes in 1997, before being called back to the amateur ranks to lead the development of young players with the Montreal Carabins. Dussault’s career spanned five-and-a-half decades in Quebec, North America and around the world.