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TORONTO – Toronto Argonauts General Manager Jim Barker officially announced today that Spencer Zimmerman has joined the club as Director, Scouting and Pro Development.
Zimmerman joins the Argonauts’ scouting ranks after spending four seasons (2012-15) with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he served in a variety of Football Operations and Scouting roles. As Director, Scouting and Pro Development, his focus will be managing the club’s negotiation list, player acquisition and personnel evaluation alongside General Manager Jim Barker and Director, Player Personnel, Curtis Rukavina. Working collectively within the Argonauts scouting department, he will also assist in developing and executing scouting strategies in Canada and the United States, scout NFL camps and NCAA Bowl and All-Star Games, and engage in contract negotiations.
Commented Toronto Argonauts General Manager, Jim Barker, “Spencer is diligent and bright, and his resume shows his ambition and work ethic. He has a strong knowledge of the intricacies of our game and a keen eye for talent which will help us put a competitive product on the field every week. We’re excited to have him join our team as we build for the 2016 season.”
Zimmerman, a native of London, Ontario, jump-started his career in the Canadian Football League as an intern with the Tiger-Cats in 2012. Learning quickly under Canadian Football Hall of Famer Bob O’Billovich, he was appointed to Coordinator of Scouting and Football Operations once Kent Austin took over the club’s regime in 2013. After showing his diligence and keen knowledge of football, Zimmerman was promoted to Pro / College Scout, a role he served in during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.