July 2, 2020

The Ottawa Aces Have Announced Their Inaugural Head Coach!

Image of the Ottawa Aces Head Coach Laurent Frayssinous

The Ottawa Aces of the Rugby Football League (RFL) are proud to announce Laurent Frayssinous as the club’s first Head Coach. 

Born in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Frayssinous, who spent time at both Fullback and Stand Off, started his playing career in his native France with Lézignan in 1994. He then moved to Limoux before making the jump to his hometown club Villeneuve in 1998.

In 2003 he moved to UTC before making the jump to the Catalans Dragons in the Super League in 2006.  Laurent also represented France earning 31 caps between 1998 and 2005.  At the end of the 2006 season Laurent retired from playing and joined the coaching staff at the Dragons for the 2007 season. In 2012 he was named head coach of Catalans–becoming the youngest Head Coach in Super League history. He remained in the role until midway through the 2017 season. He will now bring his expertise to TD Place Stadium in Ottawa when the Aces kick off their inaugural season in 2021.

Aces President Eric Perez is enthusiastic in welcoming the new coach.

“Laurent brings a wealth of experience to the role. His experience coaching Catalans in Super League,” says Perez. “His philosophy on building a team and culture are exactly what Ottawa needs to be successful.”

Coach Frayssinous was equally as enthusiastic and confident.

“I will give it my all in Ottawa, and I’m confident we can bring success to the club and the city. We have a lot of big and exciting plans, and I look forward to getting on the job.”