Former Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman Jay McNeil is set to re-join the team as its Vice President of Business Operations.
McNeil, who played for the Stamps for 13 years between 1994 and 2007, will resume his new role on the 4th of October.
As a player, he was a CFL All-Star on three occasions and a West Division All-Star six times. He also won the Grey Cup in 1998 and 2001.
“With his history as a decorated member of the Stampeders and his extensive business and sales experience since retiring as a player, Jay is an excellent addition to the organization,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel in a statement.
“I’m very pleased that Jay is back with the Red and White and I know he will be a tremendous asset to the team.”
“The Stampeders have a giant place in my heart and I am incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to join the organization in this capacity,” said McNeil. “I am passionate about the game of football, the CFL, and the Calgary Stampeders, so it gives me chills to be a part of this team again. I look forward to working with a great team and continuing to build upon the tremendous success of this organization.”
In his new role, McNeil will oversee all aspects of the Stampeders business operations, work closely with the team president and serve as one of the team’s representatives at the league level.