Sr. Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel

Ted Goveia joined the Blue Bombers as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel in December 2013 and is now entering his 10th season with the Blue and Gold.

Goveia was promoted to Sr. Assistant General Manager following the 2019 Grey Cup victory and, 11 days after the club celebrated its second-consecutive championship in the 2021 Grey Cup, he signed a two-year contract extension.

Since joining the Bombers, Goveia has been heavily involved in all aspects of shaping the scouting department including both Canadian and US scouting efforts, free agency and contract negotiations.

Ted joined the Bombers after spending the previous four seasons with the Toronto Argonauts. During his time in Toronto, he held the dual role of Running Backs Coach and the Director of Canadian Scouting.  Goveia played a crucial role in helping the Argonauts rebuild and win the 2012 Grey Cup. The Argonauts promoted him to Director of Player Personnel in 2012 and would finish the 2013 regular season in first place before losing the Eastern Final to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In Toronto, Ted was heavily involved in the Canadian Draft as well as negotiating contracts and scouting across Canada and the United States.

Before joining the CFL in 2010, Goveia spent 15 years coaching football at the Canadian University level.

Goveia began his University career coaching at his alma matter, Mount Allison University, helping them  reach the AUS Finals in back-to-back seasons and winning the Jewett Cup in 1997. Goveia later joined the McMaster Marauders in 2003 as Recruiting Coordinator and Special Teams Coordinator.

Between 2001 and 2004 Goveia recruited 36 OUA All Stars and 15 All-Canadian players. During his time with McMaster, the Marauders won 33 straight regular season games and three straight Yates Cup Championships. The following year he joined the UBC Thunderbirds as the Offensive Coordinator and was promoted to Head Football Coach in 2006. During his time in Vancouver Goveia was also a member of the Board of Directors for Football BC.

Goveia is currently serving his second term as a member of the Football Canada Board of Directors.