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Bears announce promotions across football operations


The Bears and general manager Ryan Poles announced on Monday a series of promotions and positional updates across the club's football operations structure in advance of the 2024 season.

Along with multiple promotions, as well as two additions to the Bears' personnel staff, Andre Tucker has advanced to the role of Senior Director of Sports Medicine and Player Health/Head Athletic Trainer.

"These promotions and hirings across our football operation are well-deserved," Poles said. "We believe we have talented staff in our building that will help take our organization to the next level."

Player Personnel

  • Jeff King - Senior Director of Player Personnel
  • Trey Koziol - Director of Player Personnel
  • Breck Ackley - Director of College Scouting
  • DJ Hord - Director of Pro Scouting
  • Francis Saint Paul - Assistant Director of College Scouting
  • Brendan Rehor - National Scout
  • John Syty - National Scout
  • Ryan Cavanaugh - Southeast Area Scout
  • Ryan Weese - Midwest Area Scout
  • Keith Earle - Midlands Area Scout
  • Jake Ponikvar - Pro Scout
  • David Dudeck - Southwest Area Scout
  • Nick Papagno - NFS Scout
  • Andrea Wright - Football Administration and Analytics Coordinator

Athletic Training/Sports Science

  • Andre Tucker - Senior Director of Sports Medicine and Player Health/Head Athletic Trainer
  • Tim Ridner - Assistant Head Athletic Trainer
  • AJ Lamb - Director of Sports Science

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