Canadian Football Hall of Fame executive director Mark DeNobile has resigned

There is plenty of turnover happening in CFL buildings and apparently that extends to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as well.

Postmedia’s Dan Barnes is reporting the CFHOF executive director Mark DeNobile has resigned from his post after 13 years of service. CFL vice president Greg Dick will serve as acting executive director until a replacement can be found, expanding on his role as chairman of the HOF’s board of sirectors.

A little praised and unheralded role, DeNobile was a passionate steward of the history of our game since first taking the role.

Managing the induction process of the game’s greatest names and preserving the museum component of the Hall of Fame, DeNobile oversaw the closing of the CFHOF permanent building in 2015 and it’s transition to the current installation at Tim Horton’s Field, as well as traveling exhibits.

At the time, DeNobile told 3DownNation that the museum averaged just 2.9 visitors per day, prompting the change.

Despite the depressing apathy of most towards the integral role of preserving the history of our game, DeNobile approached his task with impressive passion and care. The son of former Ticat Gene DeNobile, he tried out for the Argos in the early 1980s before ending his football career.

Instead, DeNobile gave back to the game and will be greatly missed by the CFL community.

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