Philippe Eullaffroy - Academy Director

Philippe Eullaffroy is in his seventh season as Director of the Montreal Impact Academy, after being nominated on March 17, 2010, becoming the first ever director of player development.

Eullaffroy coached the Impact U23 in the PDL in 2014, finishing in fourth place in the Northeast Division with a record of seven wins, two ties and five losses. He previously served as first team assistant coach in Major League Soccer in 2013.

He was also head coach of the Impact U21 team for three years.

In 2012, he led the Impact U21 team to the second best record in the Canadian Soccer League (14-3-5) and came one goal shy of winning the playoffs, falling 1-0 to Toronto Croatia in the championship game.

In 2009, as head coach of the Trois-Rivières Attak, Eullaffroy led the team to the regular season championship and to the first playoff championship in its history. He was then named the Canadian Soccer League Coach of the Year. 

As head coach of Quebec’s provincial U18 team, he led the squad to a Gold Medal during the 2009 Canada Games.

He previously coached the Stade de Reims and Troyes professional club academies from 1999 to 2005. After moving to Quebec in 2005, he served as the McGill Redmen head coach from 2005 to 2008 and was named Coach of the Year on three occasions.

As a player, he was trained by and spent most of his career with French professional club Troyes, from 1984 to 1991. He was notably selected to the "team of the century" by the fans and set a record for scoring the fastest goal in club history. 

He has earned a UEFA "A" coaching license and currently pursuing the Canadian National "A" license.

Born in Troyes, France, Eullaffroy has a scientific background, holding a Master's degree in Marine Biology from the Université de Paris – Pierre et Marie Curie, as well as a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).