Alouettes announce new head coach
The Montreal Alouettes have named Dan Hawkins their new head coach.
Hawkins takes over for Marc Trestman, who was hired as the Chicago Bears head coach last month.
Hawkins has big shoes to fill. Trestman led the Alouettes to consecutive Grey Cup titles in 2009 and '10) and was named the CFL's coach of the year in '09.
The 52-year-old Hawkins has never coached in the CFL, but neither had Trestman when he was hired by the Als.
Hawkins does have head-coaching experience at the NCAA level with Boise State and Colorado.
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