Former Boise State football coach Dan Hawkins will be named the head coach of the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes, the Montreal Gazette is reporting.
Hawkins went 53-11 as Boise State’s head coach from 2001-05. He left for Colorado at the end of the 2005 season and went 19-39 with the Buffaloes before being fired in November of 2010.
Hawkins has not coached since but has worked as a commentator on television. He has been living in Boise.
The Alouettes went 11-7 last season, after which coach Marc Trestman left to become the Chicago Bears’ head coach.
Former Boise State offensive lineman Andrew Woodruff, whom Hawkins coached, is on the Montreal roster, as is former Idaho defensive end Aaron Lavarias.