The RSEQ has selected Concordia University's Peter Regimbald as its Assistant Coach of the Year and nominee for the Gino Fracas Award as the outstanding assistant coach at the national level.
“Coach Reg” is stepping down after 50 seasons with the Loyola Warriors and Concordia Stingers. He started as an assistant coach with former Montreal Alouette legend George Dixon in 1968.
Through his guidance on and off the football field Coach Reg has changed the lives of many young men. He has been a driving force behind the academic success of countless student-athletes, helping them navigate the transition to university academics and go on to graduate.
On the football field he coached most positions, but he spent a good portion of his career as a special teams co-ordinator. Coach Reg helped Concordia gain recognition and become known throughout the country as Kicker U. His schemes and techniques were instrumental in developing great kickers, many of which went on to have long careers in the CFL.
Coach Reg’s expertise and contributions are credited with helping Concordia to a record-setting campaign in 1998. The Stingers finished in first place in the regular season, won the Dunsmore Cup as the Ontario-Quebec champions and went on to win the Atlantic Bowl, the university’s first ever victory in a bowl game. On the cold, blustery day in Halifax, his special teams won the game with two blocked punts, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and four field goals.
Growing up in Lachine, Que., Coach Reg played football for the Juvenile Lakers before spending four years with the N.D.G. Junior Maple Leafs in the late 1950s and early 60s. He made it to the professional ranks, suiting up for the Montreal Alouettes in 1964.
Coach Reg also mentored a few well-known modern day coaches, including Pat Sheahan (Queen’s), Brad Collinson (Concordia), André Bolduc (Montreal Alouettes) and Mickey Donovan (Montreal Alouettes).