Patrick Leduc is in his second season as the club’s administrative director of soccer operations, after being appointed on December 6, 2018.
As part of his functions, Leduc supervises the programs and budgets of the club’s Academy, as well as Centre Nutrilait’s operations, while being the main link with the first team regarding players developed within the club’s structure. As an Impact representative, he develops relations with Canada Soccer and Soccer Québec. He also takes care of the first team’s administrative management, notably its operations budget and all other related services.
In 2019, Leduc oversaw the launch of the Impact’s Scouting and Development Centre, a new high-level development program offering complimentary training sessions to the participating amateur clubs given by Impact staff which follow the Academy’s pedagogy and methodology.
Holder of a Canada Soccer B License, he most recently served as a performance analyst with the U20 Canadian national men’s team’s technical staff. Leduc was also head coach of the Canadian team during the Danone Nations Cup, from 2016 to 2018, assistant coach for the U20 Canadian national women’s team in 2013, and head coach for Les Québécois during the Tournoi des Peuples et Nations in Marseille the same year.
He was also a senior coach for the Association régionale de soccer de la Rive-Sud from 2008 to 2011, serving most notably as Director of sports-études at Collège Français, as well as director of the Centre de développement régional.
Leduc made his debut with the Impact in 2000 and played 222 regular season games with the club, including 163 starts, and announced his retirement from professional soccer in 2011. As a midfielder, he scored 10 goals and added 16 assists. He participated in 22 playoff games, helping the club win the championship in 2004 and 2009. He also played three games with the Canadian national team.
After playing his amateur soccer with AS Brossard, AS Saint-Lambert and FC Sélect Rive-Sud, the former Bleu-blanc-noir player played his amateur soccer with Fairleigh Dickinson University, in New Jersey, in the NCAA, where he was named the team’s MVP in 1998 and 1999.
He previously worked as a soccer analyst for RDS since 2011, covering the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Impact’s MLS games, while also writing for La Presse newspaper.