Assistant General Manager/Director of Football Operations
CFL: 11th season
Stamps: 11th season
Petrie is in his 11th season with the Stampeders and his eighth as assistant general manager and director of football operations.
He works closely with 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 as well as all football budgets and expenditures. He is also heavily involved with the player personnel department, contract negotiations, selection of players for the CFL draft and the Stampeders’ annual off-annual mini-camp. Petrie also oversees day-to-day activities of the football administration, athletic therapy, equipment, video and communications departments.
In 2010, Petrie was the director of 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 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 as well as 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.