May 10, 2022

Charmant Joins Elks For Diversity in Football Program

As part of the Diversity in Football Program, the Edmonton Elks are proud to have Gladymir Charmant join their staff for a four-week stint beginning with the start of training camp on May 15.

Charmant currently serves as defensive line coach for the University of Montreal football team. He has been with the Carabins since 2018, during which time Montreal has won two Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championships, and advanced to the Vanier Cup once. In the 2018 regular seaosn, the Carabins allowed just 5.75 points per game, fewest in U Sports.

Formerly a college football player at Cégep du Vieux Montréal, Charmant began his coaching career with his alma matter as the Spartans’ defensive line coach in 2008, before becoming defensive coordinator for Collège Montmorency. After gaining experience as an offensive coordinator at the Midget and Bantam AAA levels in Laval, Que., Charmant was named head coach of the Montreal Royals, who he guided to the Quebec Junior Football League championship game in 2016.

Additionally, he has served as Technical Director of the Bulldogs de Laval since 2013 and in 2017 was In 2017, was the RSEQ lead scout for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Diversity in Football Program will see each CFL club’s football operations department welcome an individual representing a racialized group or an under-represented community.

Program participants will gain first-hand experience in coaching or athletic therapy, working with team staff members throughout training camp and in at least one pre-season contest, to hone their skills and learn in a professional football setting.

The Elks pre-season schedule includes a visit to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on May 27 before hosting the Calgary Stampeders at the Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium for the special Stand with Ukraine game on June 3.