Front Office

Tony Medlin
Head Equipment Manager

Tony Medlin is in his 31st season with the Chicago Bears and his 21st as the team's head equipment manager. Medlin is responsible for effectively coordinating all team equipment operations including logistics, purchasing and inventory for all players, coaches and staff.

Medlin also serves as the team's liaison with the NFL's sole apparel provider, Nike and New Era.

Medlin has been honored as the NFL's top...

Tony Medlin is in his 31st season with the Chicago Bears and his 21st as the team's head equipment manager. Medlin is responsible for effectively coordinating all team equipment operations including logistics, purchasing and inventory for all players, coaches and staff.

Medlin also serves as the team's liaison with the NFL's sole apparel provider, Nike and New Era.

Medlin has been honored as the NFL's top equipment manager twice in his career. In 2000 he received the Whitey Zimmerman Award and in 2016 he earned New Era's Equipment Manager of the Year Award.

In 2017, Medlin was the recipient of the Virginia Award, given annually to the Bears employee that has demonstrated the characteristics and values of Mrs. McCaskey; grace, humility, loyalty and dedication.

Named head equipment manager in 1997, Medlin initially joined the Bears as an assistant equipment manager in 1987. He previously served as the athletic equipment manager at his alma mater, North Carolina Central University, from 1982-87 after earning his degree in therapeutic recreation.

Medlin and his wife, Chandra, have one daughter, Brandy. Medlin is the older brother of Ron Medlin, who is the Baltimore Ravens assistant certified athletic trainer after spending time as head athletic trainer for the Atlanta Falcons.

Medlin's numerous charitable endeavors are highlighted by his role as the chairman of the annual Chicago Bears Coat Drive, which collects tens of thousands of coats during the holiday season. He is also involved with the "Say No to Drugs" campaign.