Brendan Taman is a Canadian football Senior Player Personnel Executive for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also served as the general manager for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He is a Grey Cup champion having won with the Roughriders as the team's general manager for the 101st Grey Cup in 2013. He attended Aden Bowman Collegiate.

Brendan Taman
Montreal Alouettes
Born: (1966-12-12) December 12, 1966 (age 53)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Career information
Position(s)Senior Player Personnel Executive
Career history
As administrator
19871989Saskatchewan Roughriders
(Player Personnel Assistant)
19891992Ottawa Rough Riders
(Manager of Football Operations)
19931996Saskatchewan Roughriders
(Asst. Director of Player Personnel)
19971999BC Lions
(Director of Player Personnel)
19992004Winnipeg Blue Bombers
(Asst. General Manager)
20042008Winnipeg Blue Bombers
(General Manager)
20092010Saskatchewan Roughriders
(Director of Football Administration)
20102015Saskatchewan Roughriders
(General Manager)
2020–presentMontreal Alouettes
(Senior Player Personnel Executive)

Football operations careerEdit

In 1987, Saskatchewan Roughriders director of player personnel Dan Rambo hired Taman as a player personnel assistant. When Rambo and Roughriders offensive coordinator Steve Goldman became general manager and head coach of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1989, Taman joined them as the team's manager of football operations. He remained in Ottawa until Rambo was fired following the 1992 season. After spending four seasons as Saskatchewan's assistant director of player personnel, Taman became the BC Lions' Director of Player Personnel. In this position he was in charge of scouting, assisted head coach and general manager Adam Rita in handling contracts, and handled much of the day-to-day football operations while Rita focused on coaching. While in BC, Taman signed 1997 and 1998 Jackie Parker Trophy winners B. J. Gallis and Steve Muhammad.[1][2]

From 1999-2009, Taman worked with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, first as assistant general manager (1999–2004) and then as general manager (2004–2009).[3] Under his direction, the Blue Bombers had a 39-50-1 record and made an appearance in 95th Grey Cup. Taman was moved from the GM position to the position of Vice President of Player Personnel in late 2008. He stepped down as VP of Player Personnel on January 13, 2009, saying he needed a break from football.[4]

Taman was hired by the Roughriders on June 30, 2009 as director of football administration. Along with head coach Ken Miller and director of player personnel Joe Womack, Taman handled the day-to-day operations of the team while general manager Eric Tillman was on paid administrative leave following sexual assault allegations.[5] Tillman resigned on January 8, 2010 [6] and on January 22, Taman was named as his replacement as general manager.[7] On August 31, 2015, after the Roughriders started 0-9, Taman and head coach Corey Chamblin were relieved of their duties.[8]

On January 24, 2020, it was announced that Taman had joined the Montreal Alouettes as the team's Senior Player Personnel Executive.[9]

CFL GM recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Result
WPG 2004 7 11 0 .389 4th in East Division - - Missed Playoffs
WPG 2005 5 13 0 .278 4th in East Division - - Missed Playoffs
WPG 2006 9 9 0 .500 3rd in East Division 0 1 Lost in East Semi-Final
WPG 2007 10 7 1 .588 2nd in East Division 2 1 Lost in Grey Cup Final
WPG 2008 8 10 0 .444 2nd in East Division 0 1 Lost in East Semi-Final
SSK 2010 10 8 0 .556 2nd in West Division 2 1 Lost in Grey Cup Final
SSK 2011 5 13 0 .278 4th in West Division - - Missed Playoffs
SSK 2012 8 10 0 .444 3rd in West Division 0 1 Lost in West Semi-Final
SSK 2013 11 7 0 .611 2nd in West Division 3 0 Won Grey Cup
SSK 2014 10 8 0 .556 3rd in West Division 0 1 Lost in West Semi-Final
SSK 2015 0 9 0 .000 5th in West Division 0 0 Fired
Total 83 105 1 .439 0 Division
Championships
7 5 1 Grey Cups

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Little, Lyndon (January 16, 1997). "Lions dig into 'Riders pocket to hire player personnel director". The Vancouver Sun.
  2. ^ Ian Hamilton (January 22, 2010). "Taman goes from Riders' 'go-fer' to GM". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  3. ^ Ian Hamilton (January 22, 2010). "Taman goes from Riders' 'go-fer' to GM". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  4. ^ CBC Sports (January 13, 2009). "Brendan Taman quits Blue Bombers". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  5. ^ Murray McCormick (January 22, 2010). "Saskatchewan Roughriders name Brendan Taman as new GM". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  6. ^ "Roughriders accept GM Tillman's resignation". CBC News. January 8, 2010.
  7. ^ Murray McCormick (January 22, 2010). "Saskatchewan Roughriders name Brendan Taman as new GM". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  8. ^ "Roughriders fire head coach Chamblin, GM Taman". TSN.ca. August 31, 2015.
  9. ^ "Alouettes make two important additions to football operations department". Montreal Alouettes. January 24, 2020.

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