Lions’ Ed Hervey names former Eskimos scout Torey Hunter as director of player personnel

Torey Hunter has been named the B.C. Lions’ director of player personnel and player development.

Hunter had been a regional scout with the Edmonton Eskimos for the past four seasons.

A graduate of Washington State and a draft selection of the Houston Oilers, Hunter played defensive back with both the Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes before moving into the NCAA coaching ranks in 2002.

Serving on coaching staffs at Western Washington, Idaho State, Central Washington, Eastern Washington and Idaho, Hunter made his way back to the CFL in 2014 with Edmonton.

“I am very pleased to be adding Torey to our personnel staff,” Lions general manager Ed Hervey said in a statement. “He understands the kind of unique talent we need to be successful in the CFL and I’m confident he will be a tremendous asset to our organization as we begin the process of building our team.”

Hervey also said Neil McEvoy will remain in place as the Lions’ director of football operations, while Geroy Simon will stay on as director of Canadian scouting, and add the job of CFL draft co-ordinator to his role.