The Montreal Alouettes are hiring legendary quarterback Anthony Calvillo as the team’s quarterbacks coach, according to CA Sinotte of TVA Sports.
Head coach Khari Jones had overseen the pivots the last two seasons in Montreal along with his offensive coordinator duties.
Calvillo arrived in La Belle Province in 1998 as he joined the Als following stints in Las Vegas and Hamilton, which marked the beginning of a storied career. Serving as an understudy to QB Tracy Ham in his first two seasons, Calvillo took over as the starting signal caller in 2000. He went on to lead the Alouettes to eight Grey Cup games, including three that ended with parades in the streets of Montreal while rewriting the CFL’s record books.
The six-foot-one, 200-pound passer spent 20 seasons in the three-down league, including the last 16 with the Als. He holds numerous CFL passing records, including all-time career passing yards with 79,816 and career passing touchdowns with 455. Calvillo became the first quarterback in league history to reach the 5,000-plus passing yards mark seven times over his career and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2017.
The three-time Grey Cup winner (2002, 2009, 2010) saw the Alouettes retire his No. 13 jersey in October of 2014. Calvillo was a member of the Alouettes coaching staff from 2015 to 2017. He joined the University of Montreal Carabins coaching staff in 2019, helping the team reach the Vanier Cup that year.
Calvillo lives in Montreal with his wife Alexia and their daughters Olivia and Athena.