REDBLACKS appoints Shawn Burke as new General Manager


OTTAWA – The Ottawa REDBLACKS and OSEG are proud to announce that Shawn Burke will become the second general manager in franchise history.

A native of Guelph, Ont., Burke comes to Ottawa after nearly 15 years with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, most recently serving as Senior Director of Player Personnel and Co-Director of Football Operations for the Eastern Division Champions. 2021.

“Today we are starting a new era of RED & BLACK football,” said President and CEO Mark Goudie.

“We conducted an extremely inclusive and in-depth GM research process that highlighted the high caliber of footballing minds in our game. I am extremely happy to discover the passion Shawn will bring to our team and to RNation. On behalf of the OSEG owner group – Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, John Pugh and Bill Shenkman, we are delighted to welcome Shawn Burke to Ottawa.

“I am also extremely grateful for the excellent professional work Jeremy Snyder did in becoming our Interim Managing Director, when we needed him.”

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Prior to joining the Tiger-Cats, where Burke held a number of key positions including Deputy GM, Director of Football Operations, Director of Football Administration and Director of Community Relations and Communications, Burke spent three years with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.

In addition to his main duties with the Tiger-Cats – who have played in the Gray Cup game for the past two seasons – Burke has also been responsible for tasks such as negotiating player contracts and administering the system. payroll management, among others.

“I am incredibly excited to join the Ottawa REDBLACKS and the entire OSEG family,” said Burke. “I would like to thank Roger Greenberg and the entire group of owners, Mark Goudie and Adrian Sciarra for giving me this great honor and responsibility. RNation, let’s get to work – let’s get to work!

“I would also like to especially thank the fans and the entire Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization. There are far too many great coaches, players and staff to mention them all, but these three deserve special recognition: goaltender Bob Young, CEO Scott Mitchell and chairman Matt Afinec. I am eternally grateful for the years spent and the things I learned with the Ticates.

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