The Bishop’s University Gaiters men’s football team has been keeping busy during the offseason, announcing last week the hiring of former National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL) quarterback, Jonathan Crompton, as offensive coordinator.
Crompton had a number of brief stints in the NFL between 2010 and 2012 before heading to the CFL. He joined the Edmonton Elks for a handful of games in 2013, and then ultimately landed with the Montreal Alouettes in 2014, leading them to the Eastern Final.
Although he parted ways with the Alouettes in 2017, and retired shortly thereafter, Crompton, who now lives in North Carolina, developed some ties to Lennoxville and Bishop’s University. His familiarity with the Sherbrooke borough helped shape his decision to accept the job.
“Well, when I got contacted obviously I had a sit down with my wife to talk about the pros and cons and then we actually got to go on a visit, but I’ve been familiar with Bishop’s because when I was in Montreal that’s where we had our camp,” said Crompton.
While he was officially sworn in as offensive coordinator on Jan. 18, Crompton told The Record that he has been in contact with the football team for over a month. He has, more specifically, spent time building a rapport with Gaiters head coach Chérif Nicolas.
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