Paul LaPolice

Paul LaPolice

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ottawa, Ontario

CFL Coach | Leadership & Team Building Expert | Broadcasting Expert | Grey Cup Champion

Paul LaPolice is a veteran coach with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has been successful in leading teams to victory and is known for his expertise in leadership and team building. As the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, he achieved one of the biggest turnarounds in CFL history, leading the team from a 4-14 record to first place in their division, winning the Eastern Championship and making an appearance in the 99th Grey Cup. Paul LaPolice was nominated for the CFL's Coach of the Year award in 2011. Paul LaPolice has also worked as an Offensive Coordinator for the Bombers, leading some of the best offences in the CFL and helping the team win the Grey Cup in 2019. Before Winnipeg, Paul LaPolice was part of the coaching staff for the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders, winning the championship in 2007 with the Riders. Paul LaPolice spent seven years in the US college ranks before joining the CFL in 2000.
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PAUL LAPOLICE BIOGRAPHY

Paul LaPolice knows a lot about leadership and building teams. With over twenty-five years of coaching experience, time spent as a Canadian Football League head coach and assistant, and presently as a member of the CFL on the TSN broadcast team, he has had continued success bringing out the best in people.

As head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Paul LaPolice led the Bombers to one of the biggest turnarounds in CFL history. He took a team that finished 4-14 in 2010 and brought them to first place in their division for the first time in ten years. On top of that, they also won the Eastern Championship and made an appearance in the 99th Grey Cup. Paul LaPolice was nominated for CFL’s Coach of the Year award for his work in 2011. As the Offensive Coordinator of the Bombers again from 2016-2019, Paul LaPolice directed some of the best offenses in the CFL and helped the team win the Grey Cup in 2019. Which led him to the opportunity to become the head coach of the Ottawa Redblacks from 2020-2022.

Before being named head coach in Winnipeg, Paul LaPolice was part of the coaching staff for the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. While working with the Riders, he coached in two Grey Cups, winning the championship in 2007. As the offensive coordinator in Winnipeg in 2002, Paul LaPolice engineered one of the most powerful and explosive offences in CFL history, which set a total of 14 offensive team records. Hall of Fame Receiver Milt Stegall had the best year of his career under LaPolice’s leadership in 2002 and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player, and Quarterback Khari Jones threw the 2nd most touchdowns in CFL history the same year.

A native of Nashua, NH, Paul LaPolice spent seven years in the US college ranks with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The University of New Hampshire, Western Connecticut State, and Maine Maritime Academy before joining the professional ranks of the CFL in 2000 at the young age of 29.

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Paul LaPolice: Meet The Ottawa Redblacks New Head Coach

FACES Magazine

LaPolice was born in New Hampshire and is an alumni of both Plymouth and Western Connecticut State Universities. He has had a decorated coaching career that began as early as his college years. He’s spent over 20 years in the CFL. In that time, he’s held several positions with the Toronto Argonauts, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He’s won two Grey Cups, as the Receiver’s Coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2007, and as the Offensive Coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019.
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Redblacks hire Paul LaPolice as the second head coach in franchise history

Timmins Today

The Ottawa Redblacks have hired Paul LaPolice as the second head coach in team history. LaPolice comes to Ottawa from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where he was the offensive co-ordinator for the Grey Cup champions. The 49-year-old LaPolice agreed to a three-year deal with the Redblacks.
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LaPolice, Nichols together again, this time with the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks

Global News

Paul LaPolice has been down this road before. The 51-year-old American is entering his first season as head coach of an Ottawa Redblacks squad that posted a CFL-worst 3-15 record in 2019. So it figures expectations for the team aren’t high as it prepares to open the ’21 season visiting the Edmonton Elks on Saturday.
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Ottawa Redblacks GM Marcel Desjardins, coach Paul LaPolice returning in 2021

Global News

LaPolice, who won a Grey Cup as offensive co-ordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019, hopes to coach his first game with the Redblacks next year after the 2020 CFL season was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Redblacks finished a league-worst 3-15 last year after going to the Grey Cup in three of the previous four seasons, including a championship in 2016.
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The Rod Pedersen Show

SBC

Earn Your Spot! Ottawa REDBLACKS Head Coach Paul LaPolice Talks Roster Decisions And CFL Schedule!
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Darrin Bauming

Paul LaPolice LIVE 1-on-1
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CBC News

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Paul LaPolice jumps at chance to rejoin Bombers
Paul LaPolice jumps at chance to rejoin Bombers
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Paul LaPolice Topic Presentations

The Name On Front of the Jersey Is More Important Than the Name On the Back

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  • Football is the greatest sport because it is all-encompassing. It allows people from different cultures, locations and beliefs to come together to form a large team. Each team member needs to sacrifice his accomplishments for the good of the whole group. Sound familiar? We can all be taught the principles of building a team, communicating with that team, and motivating them. Learn some of the best motivational tools used in the locker rooms and team rooms of the Canadian Football League and bring them to your organization. Alana used this one for my college requests.

Shaping Your Career: Preparing for Life After College

Develop and Execute A Vision for Your Organization

A New Team, A New Season, A New Challenge

Success Is in the Details

Dealing With Adversity

A Playbook for Communications

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