As the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks brought in their new front office, led by general manager Shawn Burke, now the second GM in franchise history, there have been a few members of the old front office that have received new opportunities outside of Ottawa.
Alongside Marcel Desjardins, who was the Redblacks’ general manager, OSEG also parted ways with both Jean-Marc Edme and Pier-Yves Lavergne. They both have since been hired by the Montreal Alouettes. Edme will serve as the Alouettes’ director of professional personnel while Pier-Yves Lavergne will be the Director of National scouting.
Both Lavergne and Edme had great careers in Ottawa, bringing in a number of great athletes for the Redblacks, and are bound to have success across the Ontario-Quebec border with the Montreal Alouettes. Lavergne, interestingly enough once suited up with the Ottawa Redblacks for a pre-season game in 2016 as a full back while still being on staff in the front office, and now at just 31 years old has an extremely bright future ahead of him. There is a great chance that he will become a general manager in the CFL sometime in his career, and that may be the case for Edme as well, with a lot of great football experience behind him at 41 years old himself.
Edme will actually be returning to the Montreal Alouettes where he spent time with prior to coming to the nation’s capital.
Congratulations and good luck to both Lavergne and Edme with the Alouettes!