REIPRISH NAMED DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL; FOLEY AND MUELLER TO DIRECT PRO AND COLLEGE SCOUTING
Rick Reiprish has been promoted from director of college scouting to director of player personnel, Fran Foley has been promoted from assistant director of pro personnel to director of pro scouting, and Rick Mueller has been promoted from college area scout to director of college scouting for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Reiprish will directly oversee Foley and Mueller and the pro and college scouting departments under head coach Tom Coughlin. Foley will be responsible for all aspects of pro personnel, while Mueller will coordinate all college scouting efforts.
"These changes in our scouting structure will bring increased continuity in our player personnel efforts," Coughlin said in making the changes. "This recognizes the outstanding job that our personnel people have done, and it also represents a change in the format of our scouting departments."
"Rick Reiprish, with his energy level and tireless effort, has set the tone for our scouts," Coughlin added. "Fran Foley has been in position to benefit from his experience here, and this is a natural elevation for him. Rick Mueller has been elevated from our group of college scouts, which has established a high standard, and his challenge will be to maintain the level of excellence that has been achieved."
Reiprish, 47, has served as the Jaguars' director of college scouting since joining the organization on May 15, 1994. He is in his 20th season in the NFL, including three years with BLESTO, three with the Kansas City Chiefs and 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. Reiprish was the Seahawks' Eastern scout supervisor for his last five seasons there. In his new role Reiprish will be responsible for the efficient operation of both the college and the pro scouting departments.
Foley, 37, came to the Jaguars on March 3, 1994, arriving from Boston College with Coughlin. Foley worked with Ron Hill in the Jaguars' pro personnel department for his first four seasons. He will head the department that is responsible for advance scouting of the Jaguars' upcoming opponents, evaluating players in free agency and handling such issues as the waiver system and trades.
Mueller, 30, has been the Jaguars' college scout in the West region since June 4, 1994. He was the director of player personnel for the Canadian Football League's Sacramento Surge in 1993 prior to joining the Jaguars' scouting staff. Mueller's brother, Randy, is the vice president of football operations for the Seattle Seahawks. Mueller's new duties will include extensive travel and evaluation of draft-eligible players as they are identified and rated by the area scouts.