3 Key Points
- Sammy Gahagan announces Edmonton Elks departure on Twitter.
- Elks’ staff shuffle continues with the exit of Mike Daniels.
- Edmonton Elks to kick off 75th season against Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Sammy Gahagan’s Exit from Edmonton Elks
Edmonton’s sporting landscape has shifted with the recent announcement of Sammy Gahagan’s departure from the Edmonton Elks. Gahagan, the team’s U.S. scouting director, took to social media to relay his departure. The details surrounding his exit are yet to be detailed. Gahagan’s statement credits his time in Edmonton as a positive experience, emphasizing the strong community connections he formed during his tenure with the team.
Thank you Edmonton! pic.twitter.com/kQHxrpczIn— Sammy G. (@SammyG75) December 30, 2023
Gahagan’s connection to the Elks began in 2022, during Chris Jones’ recruitment phase. He was pivotal in player evaluation, working alongside figures such as assistant general manager Geroy Simon. His history in the CFL includes valuable scouting contributions for Saskatchewan Roughriders, B.C. Lions, and Montreal Alouettes.
Mike Daniels Also Leaves Elks
In tandem with Gahagan’s departure, Mike Daniels, the Elks’ chief of staff and special teams assistant, is also reported not to be returning. Dave Campbell of 630 CHED provided insights into Daniels’ professional journey, outlining his prior roles including coaching and serving with the U.S. Army. His association with the Elks started similarly to Gahagan’s in 2022, bringing expertise and experience to the franchise.
Daniels’ background features a history of involvement in sports and public service, indicating a diverse skill set that contributed to the Elks’ operational facets.
Elks’ Upcoming Season
The personnel changes occur as the Edmonton Elks approach a significant milestone: the start of their 75th anniversary season. The celebratory tone of the season opener is set with a schedule that sees the Elks face the Saskatchewan Roughriders. This match, slated for June 8th, is not only a pivotal moment for the team but also a highlight for fans marking the occasion on their calendars.
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