(Vancouver) BC Lions GM Ed Hervey today announced that Torey Hunter has been named the club’s new Director of Player Personnel and Player Development. Hunter had been a regional scout on the staff of the Edmonton Eskimos for the past four seasons.
A graduate of Washington State and a draft selection of the Houston Oilers, Hunter played defensive back with both the Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes before moving into the NCAA coaching ranks in 2002. Serving on coaching staffs at Western Washington, Idaho State, Central Washington, Eastern Washington and Idaho, Torey made his way back to the CFL in 2014 with Edmonton.
“I am very pleased to be adding Torey to our personnel staff,” said Hervey, who was named Lions general manager last week. “He understands the kind of unique talent we need to be successful in the CFL and I’m confident he will be a tremendous asset to our organization as we begin the process of building our team.”
Hervey also confirmed that Neil McEvoy will remain in place as the Lions’ Director of Football Operations while Geroy Simon will retain his duties as the Director of Canadian Scouting and add the title of CFL Draft Coordinator to his portfolio. Director of U.S. Scouting, Ryan Rigmaiden will also return in his current role.
“Neil, Geroy and Ryan have done an excellent job of positioning the club for the future and I am excited about the foundation we have to work from right now,” added Hervey. “There is much work to be done, but I am confident about the track we’re on today.”