Neil McEvoy (Canadian football)

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Neil McEvoy
BC Lions
Born: (1974-10-28) October 28, 1974 (age 48)[1][2]
Surrey, British Columbia
Career information
Position(s)Co-General Manager
Director of Football Operations
CJFLSurrey Rams
Career history
As administrator
19992013BC Lions
(Player Personnel Coordinator)
20142017BC Lions
(Director of Player Personnel)
2014–presentBC Lions
(Director of Football Operations)
2021–presentBC Lions
(Co-General Manager)
Career highlights and awards

Neil McEvoy (born October 28, 1974) is the co-general manager and director of football operations for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Junior career[edit]

McEvoy played as a wide receiver for the Surrey Rams of the Canadian Junior Football League.[1]

Administrative career[edit]

McEvoy was first hired by the BC Lions as a ticket sales representative in 1995 and moved to media relations in 1997.[1][3] He then moved to the football operations department in 1999 where he was named the team's Player Personnel Coordinator.[1]

On February 11, 2014, McEvoy was promoted to Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel.[4] In advance of the 2018 BC Lions season, he was retained as the Director of Football Operations while relinquishing the title of Director of Player Personnel to Torey Hunter.[5] Following the resignation of Ed Hervey, McEvoy was named Co-General Manager alongside Rick Campbell, in addition to his title of Director of Football Operations, on December 7, 2020.[6]

Personal life[edit]

McEvoy lives in Surrey, British Columbia, with his partner, Keri, and has two sons, Logan and Spencer.[7] McEvoy's father, Clayton McEvoy, played as a fullback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1970 to 1975.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Ewen, Steve (November 27, 2020). "McEvoy's rise through Lions ranks reminds of Ackles' climb". The Province.
  2. ^ @BCLions (October 28, 2021). "Join us in wishing co-GM/ director of football ops. @NCMCEVOY a Happy Birthday!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Ewen, Steve (November 1, 2018). "Lions exec Neil McEvoy weighs in on the best 'Wallyisms' … Orr else". The Province.
  4. ^ "Lions make changes to football operations". BC Lions. February 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Hervey brings Torey Hunter over to head up Lions Player Personnel department". Canadian Football League. December 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Campbell, McEvoy officially named CO-GMs as Lions finalize football operations staff". Canadian Football League. December 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "Neil McEvoy". BC Lions. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
  8. ^ O'Leary, Chris (December 11, 2020). "Neil McEvoy". Canadian Football League.

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