Bears make changes in personnel department
Following the promotion of Kevin Turks to director of player personnel and Dwayne Joseph to associate director, as well as the hiring of Ryan Kessenich as a scout/player personnel, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery announced five additional moves made in the personnel department.
The Chicago Bears hired Jay Muraco as an area scout and Andre Odom as a scouting assistant.
Jay Muraco joins Phil Emery’s personnel department as the East Coast scout after spending the past four years as an area scout for the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to that, Jay Muraco also spent nine seasons as the college scouting coordinator for the New England Patriots. During Jay Muraco’s tenure, the New England Patriots won three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX). Jay Muraco’s resume also includes a four year stint in the Philadelphia Eagles’ scouting department (1996-99), after initially joining the NFL as a volunteer in the Cleveland Browns’ personnel department (1992-1995).
Andre Odom joins the Chicago Bears’ personnel department after a two year stint at Temple – working in player development last year, after serving as a graduate assistant in 2011. However, Andre Odom kicked off his coaching career assisting with the defense and specials teams at George Washington in 2009.
A pair of in-house moves were also made on the Chicago Bears’ personnel department with Breck Ackley and David Williams being promoted to South Central Area Scout and Scout/Player personnel respectively. Breck Ackley was a Chicago Bears scouting assistant in 2012. Now, he will be responsible for covering the Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Iowa areas. David Williams was also a one of the Chicago Bears’ scouting assistants last year.
Meanwhile, Sam Summerville, who served last year as the team’s East Coast Scout, was instead named the Chicago Bears’ Southeast Area Scout this summer. He will over cover Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and Georgia for the team.