"Dear Argos Fans,
The Toronto Argonauts Football Club is committed to building a best-in-class organization that consistently plays dominant and exciting football, and wins championships.
Once last season concluded, we established a process to comprehensively review all aspects of our football operations to determine the best course of action to achieve our goals. From the outset, we made it a priority to take the time and dedicate the proper resources to get this right.
We recently completed our review and determined that we require the kind of fresh approach that only comes from new leadership. To that end, we announced this morning that Jim Barker has been relieved of his duties as General Manager.
On behalf of our entire organization, I would like to thank Jim for his efforts and many contributions over the past seven years. He helped deliver the 100th Grey Cup to Toronto in 2012, and that will forever define his legacy as an Argonaut.
Significant changes like this are often made directly after the season. However, having just completed our first year as a new organization, we felt that it was important to take the necessary time to comprehensively review all aspects of our operations before making any decisions. Thank you for your patience and continued support throughout this process.
We have a solid plan to find our next football operations leader, and we will put it into action immediately. We aim to have someone in place as soon as possible, without compromising the search process.
We also announced today that we have promoted Spencer Zimmerman to Assistant General Manager. Zimmerman will direct the team’s player personnel decisions while the search process is underway. We have tremendous confidence in Spencer to continue the important and immediate business that is required to improve our football team this off-season and prepare us for a successful 2017.
Scott Milanovich remains in his position as Head Coach, and no further organizational changes are contemplated at this time.
We are now moving forward with an ambitious plan for our team that will deliver positive results in 2017, and a strong foundation for continued success in the seasons that follow.