40 Under Forty Awards


Larocque, Jean-Gilles (38)

Larocque, Jean-Gilles (38)

Jean-Gilles is the physical education teacher and athletic director at Bishop A. Carter Secondary School. He is also the manager of The Baseball Academy which provides training to young players. He is the coach of Team Ontario 17U.

Q: What makes you happy about living in Sudbury?
A: The endless opportunities we have as Sudburians to help improve our community. However, I am aware we are also the second most obese city in Canada. This is one of the reasons why I am trying to help our youth get more active.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: I am proud of the fact that The Baseball Academy is helping the game of baseball grow locally and in Northern Ontario. We are now sending players on a regular basis to schools in the United States to play baseball.

Q: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
A: When you think you know everything is when you find out you know nothing.

Q: What is your personal motto?
A: “In a healthy body lies a healthy mind.”

Q: What advice would you give the other young leaders?
A: Family must come first.