Front Office

Mark Sadowski
Director of College Scouting

Mark Sadowski is in his second season as director of college scouting with the Chicago Bears and is entering his 13th year with the team. He was promoted into his new role May 11, 2016 after four seasons as the Bears senior national scout. He joined the Bears in 2005 and served as Southeast area scout until 2012. Sadowski has 20 years of scouting experience.

In his first draft in his new role, Sadowski was instrumental in helping the Bears identify players from various levels of college football that could help the team win. Under his watch, the Bears selected...

Mark Sadowski is in his second season as director of college scouting with the Chicago Bears and is entering his 13th year with the team. He was promoted into his new role May 11, 2016 after four seasons as the Bears senior national scout. He joined the Bears in 2005 and served as Southeast area scout until 2012. Sadowski has 20 years of scouting experience.

In his first draft in his new role, Sadowski was instrumental in helping the Bears identify players from various levels of college football that could help the team win. Under his watch, the Bears selected QB Mitchell Trubisky (1st round) and DB Eddie Jackson (4th round) from power five conferences. He also helped the Bears identify and draft small school talents such as TE Adam Shaheen in the 2nd round (Ashland), RB Tarik Cohen in the 4th round (North Carolina A&T) and OL Jordan Morgan in the 5th round (Kutztown).

Prior to joining the Bears he spent eight years with the New Orleans Saints (1998-2005), working as a pro scout (1998-99), NFS combine scout (2000) and Southeast area scout (2001-05). With the Saints he was instrumental in drafting the Saints all-time leading rusher Deuce McAllister (2001 first round pick - #23 overall), receiver Danté Stallworth (2002 first round pick - #13 overall), defensive end Charles Grant (2002 first round pick - #25 overall), and 2009 Pro Bowl offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb (2003 second round pick - #37 overall). As a member of the Bears he helped acquire the NFL's all-time TD return leader Devin Hester (2006 second round pick - #57 overall), Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen (2007 first round pick - #31 overall), and Pro Bowl receiver Alshon Jeffery (2012 second round pick - #45 overall).

Prior to joining the Saints, he served as defensive and special teams assistant at his alma mater, Tulane University, under former Green Wave head coaches Buddy Teevens and Tommy Bowden. Sadowski played safety for the Green Wave while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Tulane while being honored as a member of the athletic department's "3.0 Club" and Dean's List.

The Chicago native attended St. Rita High School where he played football, baseball, basketball and ran track while also excelling as an honor student and three-time student council president. In football he was a three-year varsity letterman that earned first team all-area, all-region, and all-Catholic League honors as a senior.

Sadowski and his wife, Holly, have a daughter, Raffaella Rose.