|Eagles hire Tom Donahoe|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, May 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm ET
Andy Reid Profile
The Philadelphia Eagles hired former Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers executive Tom Donahoe as senior football advisor.
The Eagles also hired: Ed Marynowitz as assistant director of pro scouting, Jake Hallum as senior scout, John Middlekauff as west coast area scout, Dan Hatman as pro scout, Alec Halaby as special assistant to the general manager and Jake Rosenberg as manager of football administration.
"We're very excited about the additions to our staff," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. said. "Obviously, Tom Donahoe and Jake Hallum bring with them a tremendous wealth of experience and they are eager to get started. We're also looking forward to working with Ed Marynowitz; a guy who we feel has a bright future in this league and has a great track record while working at the University of Alabama. John, Dan and Alec have proven themselves over the last couple of years and are deserving of their promotions, while Jake has done a great job thus far in his role.
"We'd also like to thank Phil Savage, Ahmad Russell and Dan Jeremiah for their contributions to our organization over the last several years. It was hard to see them leave, but we wish them nothing but the best in their new endeavors."
Savage is now the executive director of the Senior Bowl, Russell was hired by the Indianapolis Colts and Jeremiah works for NFL.com.
Donahoe has served as the director of football operations of the Steelers (1991-99) and as the general manager and team president of the Bills (2001-05).
Marynowitz (pronounced man-o-witz) spent the previous four years with the University of Alabama as the program's director of player personnel, directing their football recruiting efforts. He joined the Crimson Tide after a one-year stint as a scouting assistant with the Miami Dolphins under Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland.
Hallum rejoins the Eagles after seven seasons as a senior college scout with the Cleveland Browns (2005-11) and five seasons as an area scout with the New England Patriots (2000-04). Hallum was a college scout with the Eagles from 1995-99. Hallum is in his sixth decade of the football profession after getting his start as the head coach of Morehead State (1968-71).
Middlekauff was named the team's west coast area scout after serving as a pro scout in 2011 and the team's player personnel intern in 2010. Prior to his time with the Eagles, Middlekauff was a graduate assistant at Fresno State (2008-09). He also interned with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007 and was an undergraduate assistant at Cal Poly during his senior year of college.
Hatman was named as a pro scout after serving as the team's pro personnel assistant in 2011. Prior to joining the Eagles, Hatman was a training camp intern with the New York Jets in 2010. He also was an assistant defensive line and special teams coach at the University of Massachusetts from 2009-10, while earning his master's degrees in business and sports administration. His first NFL experience came as a pro personnel assistant for the New York Giants from 2007-08.
Halaby began his career as an intern with the Eagles football operations department in 2007 and 2009. He was hired as a player personnel analyst before being named to his current role of special assistant to the general manager. A native of Madison, WI, Halaby graduated in 2009 from Harvard, where he studied English and economics.
Rosenberg was hired as the team's manager of football administration. In this role, his primary responsibilities will be to assist in salary cap management and player finance related matters. Prior to joining the Eagles, Rosenberg was a bond and commodities trader.
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