The Alouettes were founded in 1946, and were in continuous operation until the franchise folded after the 1981. A new team, named the Montreal Concordes, was created for the 1982 season and was in operation for four full seasons before folding just before the regular season in 1987. The current franchise was relocated from Baltimore, Maryland as the Baltimore Stallions in 1996, after it became known that the NFL was relocating a franchise to that city. The CFL and the Montreal Alouettes organization recognize the history of the original Alouettes, the Concordes, and the current Alouettes as one franchise, and do not consider the Baltimore franchise as a part of the team's history. In their history, the team has appeared in 18 Grey Cup finals, and has won seven championships. The current Alouettes head coach is Dan Hawkins, the general manager is Jim Popp, and the current owner is Bob Wetenhall.
Note: Statistics are current through the end of the 2012 CFL season.
|1||Lew Hayman†||1946–1951||72||37||33||2||76||.528||7||5||2||.714||37th Grey Cup championship|
|7||Sam Etcheverry||1970–1972||42||17||24||1||35||.417||5||4||1||.800||58th Grey Cup championship|
|8||Marv Levy||1973–1977||78||43||31||4||90||.577||10||7||3||.700||1974 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
62nd Grey Cup championship
65th Grey Cup championship
|–||Joe Faragalli||1987||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Team folded before Faragalli coached a game|
|15||Charlie Taaffe||1999–2000||36||24||12||0||48||.667||3||1||2||.333||1999 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
2000 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
|18||Don Matthews†||2002–2006||86||58||28||0||116||.674||8||5||3||.625||2002 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
90th Grey Cup championship
|19||Marc Trestman||2008–2012||90||59||31||0||96||.656||8||5||3||.625||2009 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
97th Grey Cup championship
98th Grey Cup championship
- a A running total of the number of coaches of the Alouettes. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
- b Each year is linked to an article about that particular CFL season.
"Montreal Alouettes Hall of Fame" (PDF). Montreal Alouettes. http://en.montrealalouettes.com/page/alouettes-in-the-hall-of-fame. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
- "Montreal Alouettes Coaching Staff". Montreal Alouettes. http://en.montrealalouettes.com/page/coaching-staff. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
- "Montreal Alouettes Hall of Fame" (PDF). Montreal Alouettes. http://en.montrealalouettes.com/page/alouettes-in-the-hall-of-fame. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
- "Montreal Alouettes Media Guide" (PDF). Montreal Alouettes. http://en.montrealalouettes.com/uploads/assets/MTL/0010_MediaGuide/5%20-%20Histoire%20%20History.pdf. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
- "Coach of the Year". Canadian Football League. http://www.cfl.ca/page/coty_main_new. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
|Canadian Football League head coaches by team|
|Current managers highlighted|
|West Division||Mike Benevides (BC)||John Hufnagel (Calgary)||Kavis Reed (Edmonton)||Corey Chamblin (Saskatchewan)|
|East Division||Kent Austin (Hamilton)||Dan Hawkins (Montreal)||Scott Milanovich (Toronto)||Tim Burke (Winnipeg)|