McGrath to Stay On

Concordia Football Coaches Meet After Twitter Controversy

  • Laval Rouge et Or dominating Stingers in game played on Sept. 3 Photo by Dylan Maloney

Concordia’s football exodus has been put on hold. No significant movement has happened since Nov. 8, despite a coaches’ meeting in the morning and a team meeting that took place in the afternoon.

However, there is one coach who will be stepping away from the team—albeit not for reasons related to the team’s performance.

Assistant head coach Spiro Feradouros will be leaving for family reasons, as originally reported by Darren Gill on his Twitter account (@cflsuperagent) on Nov. 7.

The players were informed of the coach’s decision during an end-of-year meeting on Nov. 8.

One player, who requested anonymity, confirmed that Feradouros was indeed stepping away from the team temporarily, but emphasized the fact that he would be back with the team at some point in the near future.

The news of Feradouros’ leave of absence to be with his family comes on the heels of reports from TSN 990 Stingers broadcaster Moe Khan (@MoeKhan19) that there were significant changes coming.

Khan said that due to internal issues and dissension among the players towards head coach Gerry McGrath, who was quoted in The Gazette over the weekend, saying that things must change in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec in order to create a more level playing field among the Quebec university football teams.

McGrath’s quote came after a 33-7 defeat to the Laval Rouge et Or in the RSEQ semi-final over the weekend.

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