Saskatchewan Roughrider President/CEO Jim Hopson announced today the contract extension of General Manager Brendan Taman. The two year extension will see Taman continue in his role with the organization through the 2017 season. In addition to the extension, Taman will now be positioned as the Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager.
“Brendan has proven to be a key contributor to the recent accomplishments of our football club. This extension, along with Corey Chamblin’s current extension, creates stability and continuity within the Riders Football Operations which is a key ingredient to long term success,” stated Hopson. “We are pleased to come to an agreement with Brendan as these two gentlemen work extremely well together and constantly challenge each other to find ways to continuously improve the on field product.”
Taman enters his fifth year as General Manager of the Green and White and sixth season since returning to the Riders in June of 2009. In his current role, Taman manages all aspects of the Roughriders roster and Football Operations. 2014 will mark the 27th season working in the CFL for the Saskatoon native.
In January 2013, Taman orchestrated a trade acquiring Geroy Simon, the CFL’s All-Time Leading Receiver and then locked up free agents Tyron Brackenridge, Dwight Anderson, Ricky Foley and Renauld Williams in February. Setting the stage for what would be a memorable 2013 season. The team went on to finish with an 11-7 regular season record before beating B.C. and Calgary in the playoffs, earning a birth in the 101st Grey Cup Game. The Green and White went on to win the franchises fourth championship, 45-23 in front of 44,710 spectators at Mosaic Stadium.