Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel
Ted Goveia returns for his fifth season in 2018 as the club’s Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel, after joining the organization in December of 2013. Previously, Goveia held down the role of Director of Player Personnel with the Toronto Argonauts, working free agent camps and scouting in both the United States and Canada, as well as coordinating the CFL Canadian Draft. Prior to that, Goveia had been responsible for recruitment strategies in both Canada and the U.S. for the Argos, scouting various NFL pre-season camps. He first joined the Argos in 2010 as an assistant coach and previously spent 15 years in various coaching and recruitment capacities throughout the CIS and Canadian Junior Football ranks.
Ted Goveia has a long resume full of Canadian coaching and football recruitment experience. He’s held positions at the University of British Columbia, McMaster University and Mount Allison University, and he spent the 2010 season coaching the Toronto Argonauts’ running backs. He’s also held fulltime coaching positions in the CJFL, at the high school level, and gained extensive experience as a guest coach in the CFL. All told, Goveia has been part of every level of football in Canada.
Goveia joined the UBC Thunderbirds as the Offensive Coordinator in 2004. In 2006, he was promoted to Head Coach and GM and was responsible for developing a number of CFL prospects who went on to be drafted and play for a variety of teams in the league.
Goveia wore many different hats during his time at McMaster University from 2001-04: He coached the receivers, running backs and special teams while also serving as the team’s Recruitment Coordinator. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of recruitment, which resulted in some of the largest and most successful recruitment classes in the history of the program. He helped the Marauders to three straight Yates Cup finals.
Goveia held the position of Recruitment Coordinator at his alma mater, Mt. Allison University, from 1994-98. In addition to his position, he served as Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach and Defensive Line Coach. He eventually also took charge of all administrative aspects of the football program while helping the Mounties set new CIS team and individual records. Goveia helped Mount Allison to the AUS finals in 1996 & 1997, winning the championship in ‘97. He ensured players were excelling in the classroom and his athletes attained a 92% graduation rate.
A former offensive lineman from 1991-93 for the Mt. Allison Mounties, Goveia has held coaching positions in the CJFL with the Burlington Braves and Oakville Longhorns. In Burlington, he was head coach and led the club to three provincial finals. He also coached at Assumption High School in Burlington where he once attended and played football. Goveia was a guest coach at the Toronto Argonauts’ training camp each year from 2001-08.