Ed Hervey named new B.C. Lions general manager, Buono to stay on as head coach
Former Eskimos G.M. and player Hervey joins B.C. after not working during the 2017 season
B.C. Lions general manager and head coach Wally Buono has announced Ed Hervey will be replacing him as the team's new general manager.
Buono also announced he will remain on as the Lions head coach for one final season.
After next season, Buono expects to step down from the club in all capacities, but says he might work for the CFL.
Hervey, 44, was the general manager of the Edmonton Eskimos between 2013 and 2016, and won the Grey Cup with the team in 2015.
The Lions are coming off a terrible season, winning just seven games, losing 11, and missing the playoffs for the first time since 1996.
Hervey was fired by the Eskimos in April after failing to agree to a new contract and following several controversies over media access to players.
He assured reporters at the press conference that they would have full access to players and staff.
Hervey on <a href="https://twitter.com/GM_Brillo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GM_Brillo</a> as Head Coach: <br><br>“Wally was very clear during our discussions that I would be working from a clean slate as it relates to player personnel and football operations staff, but my first request of him was that he remain on as head coach for the 2018 season.” <a href="https://t.co/Ykgc7QbMop">pic.twitter.com/Ykgc7QbMop</a>—@BCLions