The BC Lions Football Club announced this morning that it has arrived at a mutual decision with offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine to part ways.
“Jacques has been a big part of our past success,” said head coach Mike Benevides. “He presided over two championship offenses and two Most Outstanding Players during his time with the club and I am grateful for his hard work and dedication during our time together. At this time however, we agree that it is in the best interest of both parties to proceed in a new direction.”
Originally joining the Lions in 2003 as the team’s receivers coach, Chapdelaine was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2005. Following the club’s 2006 championship, he departed the Lions to become the offensive coordinator of the Edmonton Eskimos. He returned to the Lions the following year as receivers coach and was again promoted to offensive coordinator in 2010 where he would remain until this past season.
“After taking some time to reflect on this past season, I’ve concluded that both I and the BC Lions need a change moving forward,” said Chapdelaine. “It has been a great privilege to work with Lions players, coaches and many other members of this outstanding organization.”