The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced Kyle Walters as their new General Manager.
In a statement released by the team Tuesday morning, Winnipeg Blue Bombers president and CEO Wade Miller said Walters is a strong leader with a wealth of CFL knowledge.
“His professionalism and great desire to win make him exactly what this organization needs in its next General Manager,” said Miller in the statement.
The Bombers said Walter has been creating positive changes in football operations, both through trades and signing free agents, since August.
“No stone will go unturned, in any regard, in making this team better,” said Walter in the statement. “My goal for this team is to be competitive on a weekly basis, make the playoffs and be an annual contender.”
Walters served as assistant general manager and director of Canadian scouting with the Blue Bombers until August of 2013, at which point he took over as the acting general manager. Walters has 12 seasons of CFL experience under his belt as a player, coach and assistant general manager.
He also played seven seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and won a Grey Cup championship with that team in 1999.