Montreal Alouettes appoint Byron Archambault as defensive assistant coach

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The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that the club has appointed Byron Archambault as a defensive assistant coach. He will maintain his role as the team’s director of national scouting, a position that he has held since February 2020.

Archambault was previously the Université de Montreal Carabins’ special teams coordinator and linebackers’ coach from 2017 to 2019, while current Alouettes’ general manager Danny Maciocia was at the helm of the team.

The 29-year-old former linebacker played two years for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, after being a second-round pick (No. 17 overall) in the 2015 CFL Draft. That same year, he took part in the New York Giants’ mini-camp.

He hoisted the Vanier Cup with the Montreal Carabins in 2014, at the end of his four-season collegiate career.

The move comes just two days after the team fired defensive line coach Todd Howard.