LAKE FOREST, IL — The Chicago Bears made a number of moves in the personnel department today, promoting Mark Sadowski to director of college scouting, Francis Saint Paul to national scout, David Williams to West Coast scout, Jeff King to pro scout and Chris White to pro scouting coordinator.
Sadowski has 19 years of scouting experience with the New Orleans Saints (1998-2005) and Bears (2005-16). While with the Bears, he served as Chicago's Southeast area scout (2005-12) and most recently held the title of senior national scout (2013-16). Prior to his time in Chicago, he worked as a pro scout (1998-99), NFS combine scout (2000) and Southeast area scout (2001-05) for the Saints.
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.
Saint Paul originally joined the club in 2012 as the team’s West area scout.
Prior to joining the Bears, Saint Paul worked on Northern Arizona’s coaching staff for five years (2007-11), including the last four as a wide receivers coach. During his career at NAU, he coached three of the top six single-season receiving leaders in school history, and helped guide an offensive unit that ranked fifth overall in the FCS in passing and total offense in 2009.
Saint Paul played collegiately for Northern Arizona, finishing his career among the all-time receivers in school history, ranking second in touchdowns (19), ninth in receptions (113) and 10th in receiving yards (1,617). He was a sixth round pick of the St. Louis Rams in the 2001 NFL Draft, playing with the Rams on the active roster and practice squad over two seasons (2001-02) including Super Bowl XXXVI. He also had stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003) and Carolina Panthers (2003).
Williams joined the Bears as a scouting assistant in 2012 after one season in the same role with the Kansas City Chiefs (2011). He has served as a pro scout for the Bears the past three seasons (2013-15). The Cleveland Heights, OH, native attended Hawken School where he was a three-time all state running back and linebacker as well as offensive MVP his senior season. Williams attended Washington University in St. Louis and started his NFL career as an equipment intern for the Cleveland Browns in 2010.
King joined the Bears as a training camp/seasonal scouting intern in 2015 after an eight-year NFL career at tight end. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft (155th overall) out of Virginia Tech where he played both football and basketball. He spent five seasons with the Panthers (2006-10) and concluded his NFL playing career with the Arizona Cardinals (2011-13).
White joined the Bears in 2014 as a scouting assistant. He played along the offensive line collegiately at Florida Atlantic University from 2007-10 then worked as a football recruiting assistant at Florida State University (2013-14), helping the Seminoles to two top 10 recruiting classes. White entered the NFL as an intern with the Detroit Lions during training camp prior to the 2013 season.