Torey Hunter – Director, Player Personnel & Player Development
Torey begins his first season as the Lions’ director of player personnel and player development after spending the past four years as a regional scout with the Edmonton Eskimos.
A former defensive back, Torey’s time in the CFL dates back to 1997 when he signed as a free agent with the Montreal Alouettes. After two seasons with the Als, he moved to Edmonton as a free agent in 1999 and played a pair of seasons with the Green and Gold. He returned to Montreal for a portion of the 2001 campaign and yet another stint in Edmonton at the end of that same season. In 69 regular season appearances, he tallied 206 defensive stops and 12 interceptions.
Before his time north of the border, the Tacoma, Washington native enjoyed four productive years as a defensive starter at Washington State and was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1995. He played 12 games during his rookie season before being assigned to the World League’s Amsterdam Admirals in 1996.
Following his playing days, Torey joined the coaching staff of Western Washington in 2002 as a defensive backs assistant. In 2003, he moved to Idaho State as the school’s secondary coach where he would remain through the 2006 season.
Torey moved to the offensive side of the ball to coach receivers at Central Washington in 2007 and then signed on at Eastern Washington where he again coached defensive backs in addition to taking on the duties as special teams coordinator through 2010. His final two years of coaching were spent at the University of Idaho where he coached defensive backs in addition to his responsibilities as a recruitment coordinator.
Torey resides in Seattle, Washington.