Leading candidate for Alouettes GM position, Shawn Burke elects to stay with Ticats

Shawn Burke has decided to stay in Hamilton instead of moving to Montreal.

Burke was promoted by the Tiger-Cats to senior director of personnel and co-manager of football operations last January.

Prior to the move up, Burke spent three years as assistant general manager and director of football operations for the Ticats after five years solely as the team’s director of football operations. He negotiates player contracts, administers the salary management system and supervises the football operations support staff.

Burke started in community relations and communications department before transitioning into football ops, diligently learning the craft from Ron Lancaster, Bob O’Billovich, Marcel Bellefeuille, George Cortez, Kent Austin, Eric Tillman and any other football mind that came through the door in the Hammer.

He’s handled a lot of heavy lifting for Hamilton – much of his work unrecognized and uncredited. Burke has been seen as an up-and-coming potential general manager for quite some time.