Elks bringing in Bombers’ personnel man Ted Goveia for general manager interview

Photo courtesy: Toronto Argonauts

The Edmonton Elks are flying Ted Goveia in to the Alberta capital to interview for their open general manager position, per sources.

Most notably, Goveia has helped build the foundation of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster that has won back-to-back Grey Cups in 2019 and 2021, the 107th and 108th editions respectively.

Goveia is currently the Bombers assistant general manager and director of player personnel. He was hired by the blue and gold in December 2013 and since then spent eight seasons and nine years working for the team in the Manitoba capital.

Since joining the Bombers, Goveia has been heavily involved in all aspects of the scouting department in both Canada and the United States along with free agency and contract negotiations.

Previously he spent four seasons in Toronto with the Argonauts. During his time with the Boatmen, he held dual duties as running backs coach and director of Canadian scouting.

Goveia played a critical role in helping the Argos win the 2012 Grey Cup at home in Toronto. The double blue promoted him to director of player personnel after the 100th CFL championship victory. In Toronto, he was heavily involved in the Canadian Draft as well as negotiating contracts and scouting across Canada and the United States.

Before breaking into the CFL in 2010, Goveia spent 15 years coaching football at the Canadian university level.

The meeting between the Elks and Goveia is scheduled to take place on Sunday. Edmonton requested and received permission to interview Goveia from the Blue Bombers following Winnipeg’s overtime win in Hamilton on Sunday in the CFL title game.

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