“It’s hard to put a sentence together to describe how grateful and excited I am for this expanded role with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats,” said Steinauer. “I’m looking forward to continuing to assist in carrying on the rich pride and tradition of the Hamilton Tiger-Cat Football Club.”
Drew Allemang has also been promoted to Assistant General Manager & Director of Canadian Scouting while Ed Hervey has joined the organization as Assistant General Manager & Senior Advisor to the President of Football Operations, and Spencer Zimmerman has re-joined the organization as Assistant General Manager & Director of Player Personnel.
“My first task was to find the right people to join our team. Great people who aspire to be creative, innovative, collaborative, and united through challenges.” Said Steinauer. “In Drew, Ed, and Spencer we have that and more. Along with championship pedigrees, they are all extremely talented and hard-working people with proven track records of securing talent. I couldn’t be more pleased to work alongside this competitive group.”
Steinauer has served as the team’s Head Coach since December 2018 after spending the previous season on June Jones’ staff in Hamilton as Assistant Head Coach. Over his seven seasons coaching in Hamilton, in various roles, Steinauer and the Ticats have enjoyed plenty of success including seven playoff appearances, seven home playoff games, eight playoff wins, six home playoff wins, six Eastern Division Finals appearances and four Grey Cup appearances.
Allemang is entering his 15th season with the club having served in various roles over his tenure. Allemang previously held titles of Senior Director of Player Personnel and Co-Manager of Football Operations, Director of Canadian Scouting, Coordinator of Canadian Player Development and Head Canadian Scout, and Coordinator of Football Operations with the Tiger-Cats. He also worked as the team’s Assistant Equipment Manager in 2008 while volunteering with the personnel department. The Hamilton, Ontario native will continue to lead the team’s scouting strategy in Canada as well as the preparation for the annual CFL and Global drafts.
Zimmerman returns to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for his third stint with the organization. Most recently he served has the club’s Director of U.S Scouting in 2019. The London, Ontario native also spent three years with the Toronto Argonauts (2016-18), capturing a Grey Cup championship in 2017 as their Assistant General Manager after beginning his Canadian Football League career with the Tiger-Cats in 2012.
Hervey most recently served as the General Manager of the BC Lions (2017-20) and the Houston Texas native has over 21 years of CFL experience, both as a player and in the front office. Before joining the Lions, Hervey was the VP of Football Operations and General Manager in Edmonton for four years (2013-16) where his teams reached three consecutive division finals, including winning the 103rd Grey Cup.
2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Operations Staff
Orlondo Steinauer – President of Football Operations & Head Coach
Drew Allemang – Assistant General Manager & Director of Canadian Scouting
Spencer Zimmerman – Assistant General Manager & Director of Player Personnel
Ed Hervey – Assistant General Manager & Senior Advisor to the President of Football Operations
Rich Massaro – Assistant Director of Player Personnel & Football Operations
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