Jean-Francois Joncas - Offensive Coordinator
In 2017, Jean-Francois was named Offensive Coordinator of the Gryphons football program. Before joining the Gryphons, Jean-Francois spent eleven seasons as the Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars Head Coach, a CEGEP Div.1 team in Quebec. As their Head Coach, JF lead the Cougars to seven Bowl d’Or appearances (’06, ’08, ’09, ’12, ’13, ’14, 15) and won it in 2013 and 2015. JF and his coaching staff won the Coaching Staff of the year award in ’11, ’12 and ‘15. JF was also named Sherbrooke city Provincial coach of the year in ’09, ’13 and ’16. During his tenure at Champlain-Lennoxville, 2 of his former athletes ended up in the NFL, 15 played in the CFL and 10 ended signing a full scholarship with a NCAA team.
Other coaching stops for JF include serving as a member of the Team Quebec coaching staff that won the U17 Canada Cup in 2007 and 2008 and then the U18 championship title in 2012. He also served as the offensive line coach for the National Junior U19 team that won gold medal at the world championship in China in 2016.
In his playing days as a centre at Laval University (1999-03) JF won two Vanier Cups (’99, ’03) and was named an all-conference player three times (‘01, ‘02, ‘03) and a CIS First Team All-Canadian in 2003. JF was a team captain during his senior year in ’03. Following University, he signed as a free agent with the Hamilton Tiger Cats and then the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League in 2004 and 2005.
Jean-Francois earned Kinesiology degree (B. Sc.) from Laval University in ’02 and a MBA in Management from Laval University in ’04.
Jean-Francois and his family live in Guelph. JF and his wife, Mireille, have two daughters, Charlotte and Juliette.