After almost two weeks of interviews, general manager Martin Mondou finally made up his mind and chose 39 year-old Daniel Renaud as his new head coach. Over the past seasons, Renaud was an assistant-coach for the Quebec Remparts and the Rimouski Océanic. He was in charge of the penalty killing for which it was near the top of the league for the past seasons in the QJMHL.
Holder of a Master degree in sport psychology, Renaud is part of the new generation of coaches, just like his professionnal idol, Guy Boucher, current Ottawa Senators’ head coach.
Working in the Q as a head coach is a privilege and I’m very proud to join a strong organisation with so much history. I’m very excited to get this opportunity! – Daniel Renaud
Even tough some might think it’s a risky move because Renaud hasn’t been head coach in the past in the Q, I’m very confident that his structure, his passion for the game, and his abilities to get the most out of his players will be a winning combination for our team. -Martin Mondou, general manager.
He’s very passionnate! For real! He’s always the first at the arena and gives a lot of feedback during the game. Also, he takes a lot of time to meet the players on a personal level. Shawinigan made a great decision! – Samuel Hould, Québec Remparts defenceman.
He sees the game differently and manages to make excellent changes during the game. He deserves this opportunity more than anybody. – Raphaël Maheux, Québec Remparts defenceman for the last seasons.