Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tiger-Cats Promote Allemang, Burke to Lead Football Operations Roles

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tiger-Cats Promote Allemang, Burke to Lead Football Operations Roles

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Ticats conduct executive shuffle

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HAMILTON - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have a new front-office structure.

The Ticats announced Thursday that Eric Tillman won't be returning to the club as general manager, while the club is promoting Drew Allemang and Shawn Burke.

A CFL source said Tillman, whose contract ended in December, opted not to re-sign with the Ticats to become the top football executive with the proposed Atlantic Schooners expansion team.

Tillman, a 61-year-old native of Jackson, Miss., had reportedly been in talks for weeks with Schooners Sports and Entertainment, the group hoping to establish a CFL franchise in Halifax. It's still unclear exactly when and if the franchise will begin play in the CFL, seeing as it has yet to begin construction on a stadium.

Both Allemang and Burke will have the title of senior director of personnel and co-manager of football operations. They will lead player personnel, scouting and football operations and work closely with new head coach Orlondo Steinauer. …

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