Brendan Taman

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Brendan Taman
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career information
Position(s): General Manager
Organizations
As administrator:
1987-1989
1989-1992
1993-1996
1997-1999
1999-2004
2004-2008
2009-2010
2010-Present
Saskatchewan Roughriders*
Ottawa Rough Riders**
Saskatchewan Roughriders***
BC Lions****
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Asst. GM)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (GM)
Saskatchewan Roughriders*****
Saskatchewan Roughriders (GM)

*Player Personnel Asst.
**Manager of Football Operations
***Asst. Director of Player Personnel
****Director of Player Personnel
*****Director of Football Administration

Brendan Taman is a Canadian football executive who currently serves as the General Manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Taman got his start in pro football as player personnel assistant for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1987. When Saskatchewan offensive coordinator Steve Goldman became head coach of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1989, Taman joined him as the team's manager of football operations. He remained in Ottawa until general manager Dan 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 signed 1997 and 1998 Jackie Parker Trophy winners B. J. Gallis and Steve Muhammad.[1]

From 1999-2009, Taman worked with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, first as assistant general manager (1999–2004) and then as general manager (2004–2009).[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] Tillman resigned on January 8, 2010 [5] and on January 22, Taman was named as his replacement as general manager.[6]

CFL GM record[edit]

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 7 0 .588
Total 83 95 1 .466 0 Division
Championships
7 5 1 Grey Cups

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ian Hamilton (January 22, 2010). "Taman goes from Riders' 'go-fer' to GM". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ Ian Hamilton (January 22, 2010). "Taman goes from Riders' 'go-fer' to GM". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  3. ^ CBC Sports (January 13, 2009). "Brendan Taman quits Blue Bombers". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  4. ^ Murray McCormick (January 22, 2010). "Saskatchewan Roughriders name Brendan Taman as new GM". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Roughriders accept GM Tillman's resignation". CBC News. January 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ Murray McCormick (January 22, 2010). "Saskatchewan Roughriders name Brendan Taman as new GM". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2010-01-24.