Assistant General Manager
Spencer Zimmerman enters his third season with the Argonauts in 2018 having served as the club’s Assistant General Manager in 2017 as well, a promotion he achieved in January 2017.
Zimmerman originally joined the Argonauts Football Operations and Scouting staff in 2016 as the Director of Scout & Pro Development, after spending four seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a variety of Football Operations roles.
As the Director of Scouting & Pro Development, his focus was managing the club’s negotiation list, player acquisition and personnel evaluation. Working collectively with the Argonauts scouting staff, he assisted in developing and executing scouting strategies in both Canada and the United States, scout NFL camps and NCAA Bowl and All-Star Games, engage in contract negotiations, and coordinate CFL Draft preparation.
Zimmerman 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.
A native of London, Ontario, Zimmerman grew up playing grassroots football with the OVFL’s London Falcons. Following his days at London’s Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, he went on to continue his playing career in the CIS at the University of Waterloo where he received a double major in Economics and Business. It was at Waterloo that Zimmerman met his long-time mentor, Kani Kauahi, an 11-year NFL veteran and former UW offensive line coach that initially taught him the intricacies of the Canadian game.