Joe Womack, a 1988 graduate of the United States Sports Academy, was recently named assistant general manager of the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Womack joins the Tiger-Cats football operations staff after four seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, most recently as their Director of U.S. Scouting.
“I had an offer to go back to the NFL, but my real love is the CFL,” Womack said. “If a team in the CFL really wanted me, that’s where I would look first.”
During his tenure in Saskatchewan, Womack also served as the Riders’ Director of Player Personnel and the team’s strength and conditioning coach.
Before joining the Roughriders in 2007, the Baton Rouge, La. native spent eight years in the NFL as a scout with the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and the NFL Combine.
As a player in the 1970s, he suited up with the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders, the NFL’s Denver Broncos as well as World Football League teams in Chicago and San Antonio.
Following his playing career, Womack joined the Roughriders as Director of Scouting in 1982. He would later move on to work for the CFL as Director of Scouting and the B.C. Lions and Director of College Scouting.
Womack is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he was a multi-sport participant, and received his master’s degree in sports management from the Academy.