The Montreal Alouettes named Danny Maciocia of Montreal, Quebec as their general manager on Monday. Maciocia returns to the Canadian Football League where he was the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos from 2005 to 2008 and general manager from 2007 to 2010.
From 2011 to 2019, Maciocia had been the head coach of the University of Montreal Carabins. He also has further deep roots to football in Quebec. Maciocia was also the head coach of the St. Leonard Cougars of the Canadian Junior Football League, offensive co-ordinator for the Cougars and Andre-Grasset Phenix College and the quality control coach, running backs coach, offensive co-ordinator and assistant offensive co-ordinator with the Alouettes.
One fascinating piece of note on Maciocia’s resume is that he has won the Grey Cup and Vanier Cup as a head coach. He guided the Eskimos to a 38-35 win over the Montreal Alouettes on November 27, 2005. In one of the most comedic moments in Grey Cup history, Maciocia celebrated the Eskimos championship title before realizing there needed to be one more play. The Eskimos came through with the victory by a field goal. Maciocia’s Vanier Cup title came on November 29, 2014 as the Carabins beat the University of McMaster Marauders 20-19 from Molson Stadium in Montreal, Quebec.
Maciocia takes over general manager duties from Kavis Reed, who was let go in July. The Alouettes finished in second place in the East Division this year with a record of 10 wins and eight losses.