In 2014, Neil Lumsden was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame after a successful career playing university football with the Ottawa Gee-Gee’s and a ten-year career in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
He has a championship pedigree on all fronts, winning a Vanier Cup with the uOttawa Gee Gees, three Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos and the GM of the 1999 Grey Cup Champion Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He was awarded the Frank M. Gibson Trophy and the Dick Suderman Trophy and was also inducted to the U of Ottawa Hall of Fame, the OUA Hall of Fame, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.
Outside of football, Neil previously worked as the General Manager and COO of the 2003 Road World Cycling Championships in Hamilton, managed a sports marketing agency out of Hamilton and was the Athletic Director at Brock University.
He has been a volunteer coach in youth sports with both hockey and football over the past thirty years and is currently on the coaching staff of the Stoney Creek Patriots playing in the Northern Football Conference.
Neil’s roots in Hamilton date back to his father and four uncles who established the food distributors company, Lumsden Brothers. He currently lives in Hamilton with his wife and together they have two children.