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  • Brad Collinson

    Head Coach/Offensive Line

  • Brad Collinson was named head coach of the Concordia Stingers football program in November of 2018.

    Collinson is only the sixth head coach in the history of the program that dates back to the 1975 season. He follows in the footsteps of Concordia Sports Hall of Fame inductee Doug Daigneault (1975-77), Skip Rochette (1978-88), the legendary Pat Sheahan (1989-99), Gerry McGrath (2000-2013) and Mickey Donovan (2014-17).

    He served as the acting head coach for the 2018 season, bringing stability, leadership and respect to the Stingers’ program. His strong stewardship was rewarded with a multi-year contract.

    A native of St. Bruno, Que., Collinson returned to his alma mater after an eight-year absence. He started as a part-time assistant coach with the Stingers in 2004. He moved up to a full-time coaching role serving as the assistant offensive co-ordinator and recruiting co-ordinator for three years (2007-10).

    “It was always a dream of mine and a goal to be a head coach,” he said. “To be able to come back and do that at your alma mater is special.”

    Collinson suited up as a centre and long snapper with the Stingers for three seasons, beginning in 2000. He was a team captain and a two-time recipient of the Hal McCarney Trophy as Concordia’s top offensive lineman.

    Collinson signed as a free agent with the Montreal Alouettes in the spring of 2003. He played 18 regular season games as a long snapper. He also took part in many of the Alouettes' community programs.

    Collinson’s coaching résumé includes two years as the head coach of Football Canada’s U18 team, four years as head coach of Team Québec and seven seasons with the Laval Rouge et Or as running back coach, recruiting co-ordinator and in an academic support role. During that time, he won two International Bowl titles, four gold medals at Canada Cup and four Vanier Cup championships.

    He graduated from Concordia with a BA, major in Leisure Sciences, in 2005.

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