Assistant General Manager & Director of Football Operations
Burke was promoted by the Tiger-Cats to Assistant General Manager and Director of Football Operations on March 11, 2016 after serving five years solely as the team’s Director of Football Operations. He originally joined the organization in 2007 and has served in numerous roles, including Director of Football Administration and Director of Community Relations and Communications.
The native of Guelph, Ontario’s responsibilities include negotiation and execution of player contracts, player recruitment, U.S. scouting, supervising the football operations support staff, administrating the salary management system, organizing the team’s travel arrangements, planning and implementing training camp, and coordinating free agent workouts and camps.
Burke, a graduate of the Durham College Sports Administration program, also spent four years at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment from 2003 to 2007. He began his career with the Raptors Foundation, running their 50/50 program and assisting with numerous charity events. In 2005, he became Coordinator of Youth and Minor Hockey Development for the Toronto Maple Leafs, where his aim was to grow the game of hockey throughout Canada.