Alouettes hire longtime NFL personnel man Tom Gamble as assistant general manager

The Montreal Alouettes have hired former National Football League executive Tom Gamble as their assistant general manager, per NFL sources from the Senior Bowl.

Danny Maciocia was installed as the Als’ general manager in early January and he’s started to put together his scouting staff. Gamble is the first hire in the front office.

Gamble was a personnel man for 29 seasons in the NFL, spending 10 with San Francisco. He was the assistant general manager for the 49ers in 2015 and 2016. When John Lynch was named the 49ers’ GM, the two men met and felt it would be best if Gamble left the franchise. He also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts.

His father Harry Gamble started as a volunteer coach for Philadelphia in 1981 and worked towards the general manager position, which he held for 11 seasons from 1985 to 1995. Former Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil gave Gamble his start in the city of brotherly love. Gamble was raised in a football household in New Jersey.

While working with Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco as the director of player personnel, the 49ers selected Colin Kaepernick during the second round, 36th overall of the 2011 NFL draft. The next season, San Fran went 11-4-1 and made it to the Super Bowl, losing 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens. The connection with Gamble led him to join the University of Michigan Wolverines staff in 2017.

It’s the first foray into the CFL for Gamble.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.