Denis Piché
Denis Piché
Year: 1994-2009
Category: Builder
Inducted: 2015

Born and raised in Montreal Nord, Denis Piché was a starting receiver for the Gee-Gees from 1987 to 1990. Denis started coaching the Gee-Gees in 1994, contributing to three OQIFC championships and two Vanier Cup appearances including with the championship-winning team of 2000.

Hired as head coach in 2002, he led the team to a 44-20 record, reaching the playoffs every year. Highlights during his coaching career were Yates Cup appearances in 2006 and 2007 including a 2006 Yates Cup win. He also received a Frank Tindall Trophy in 2006 as the CIS Coach of the Year, a Mitchell Bowl appearance in 2006 and an undefeated regular season in 2007.

In all, Piché coached four provincial championship teams and had one Vanier Cup win in two appearances (1997 and 2000) over a 16-year coaching career with the Gee-Gees.  Denis resigned from full-time coaching in 2009 and is co-founder of Fitness Equipment of Ottawa. Denis will be inducted into the Gee-Gees Football Hall of Fame under the builder category.