CFL: 7th season
Stamps: 7th season
Petrie is in his fourth season as assistant general manager, director of football operations with the Stampeders.
He works closely with head coach/general manager John Hufnagel on the club’s general football operations and football-related strategic planning. He is responsible for management of the salary cap, all football budgets and expenditures and he assists with contract structuring and negotiating. In addition, he works with assistant general manager, player personnel John Murphy, as well as administration, training staff, equipment and video on day-to-day football activities.
In 2010, Petrie was director, football operations and, during his first two seasons with the club, he served as director of community and media relations. During that time, Petrie handled a number of football-operations duties. He also was in charge of the club’s media relations, community programs and its relationship with amateur football in Calgary.
Prior to joining the Stamps in December of 2007, he worked for 12 years as a sportswriter in Calgary, Winnipeg and Saskatoon. During his eight years at the Calgary Herald, he was assigned as the Stamps beat writer. He covered nine Grey Cups, two Olympic Games and several other sports, including the National Hockey League, National Football League and Major League Baseball.
Petrie grew up in Saskatchewan — as a Stampeders fan — and has a sociology degree from the University of Saskatchewan.