The B.C. Lions have hired Ed Hervey as general manager and say Wally Buono will coach his final season in 2018.
The Lions made the announcement today following a disappointing season that saw them finish last in the CFL West Division at 7-11.
Hervey was general manager of the Edmonton Eskimos from 2013 to 2016, building a Grey Cup-winning team in 2015.
Buono is the CFL’s all-time leader with 273 coaching wins and had served as the Lions GM since 2003.
After an encouraging 5-2 start in 2017, injuries and inconsistent play plagued the Lions the rest of the way as they spiralled to a 2-9 finish and missed the CFL playoffs for the first time since 1996.