A two-time Grey Cup champion and former CFL All-Star, Ed Hervey heads into his 15th season with the Green and Gold. He was named General Manager of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club on Dec.10, 2012.
He continues to strengthen and add depth to the overall roster, with an emphasis on Canadian talent as the foundation of long-term, sustainable success.
Under Hervey's leadership, the Football Operations Department exercises fiscal responsibility, including prudent salary cap management. Focused on strategic processes and efficiency, he has committed additional resources to the Scouting Department to ensure widespread coverage in all regions of the United States and Canada, increasing the club's ability to identify, recruit and draft the best players.
On Nov.27, 2013, Hervey hired Chris Jones as the 20th Head Coach of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club. Jones is Hervey's first head coach hire and is a step toward further building a competitive team and attaining consistent on-field success.
As part of his strong commitment to Long-Term Athlete Development, Hervey established the Annual Amateur Football Summit, bringing together stakeholders from Northern Alberta to review rules and regulations, player skill development, coaching development, officiating and the continued advancement of the sport.
Hervey was the team's Head Scout from 2009 to 2012 and West Coast Scout from 2007 to 2008.
Prior to his retirement in March 2007, Hervey played eight seasons (1999-2006) as an Eskimo wide receiver, the former University of Southern California football and track star stood out for his world-class speed, toughness and leadership – on and off the field. In 118 games, he caught 476 passes for 6,715 yards and 43 touchdowns. He played eight post-season games and three Grey Cup games, winning in 2003 and 2005. In 2006, Hervey received the David Boone Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the community. He remains committed to the club's community work today.