Following his retirement in 2017, Bernier wasted no time in transitioning to a coaching role with the Montreal Impact Academy. His dedication to nurturing young talent was evident as he took on assistant coaching duties for multiple age groups, from U13 to U19. Bernier’s impact continued to grow as he ascended to the role of assistant coach with the first team in 2019, working alongside renowned player Thierry Henry. This seamless transition from player to coach highlighted Bernier’s commitment to the sport and his desire to continue shaping the future of soccer in Montreal.