The Jacksonville Jaguars have completed the restructure of their scouting department, hiring Charles Bailey as director of pro personnel, Terry McDonough as executive scout and Art Perkins as a regional scout.
Gene Smith, who has been the director of college scouting the last three years, will continue in that role, as will the team's six area scouts. Louis Clark, who was the team's northeastern scout the last six years, has been named the assistant pro personnel director.
Bailey, McDonough and Perkins all have experience with Super Bowl teams, Bailey with the Pittsburgh Steelers and McDonough and Perkins with the Baltimore Ravens.
"These are three excellent additions to our staff, and we're pleased to welcome them," said Jaguars vice president of player personnel James Harris. "Gene and Charles, as directors of the two areas, are outstanding personnel executives with general manager potential. We've completed a sound and talented personnel department."
Bailey will be responsible for the scouting, evaluation and procurement of players in the NFL, CFL, NFL Europe League and Arena League. He spent the 1999 to 2001 seasons as the assistant general manager of the New Orleans Saints. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, three years in college scouting and seven years as the team's pro personnel coordinator. Prior to that, he spent eight years scouting for the National Scouting combine and six years as an assistant coach at Winston-Salem State, where he played college football. Bailey and his wife, Carolyn, have three children.
McDonough will assist with scouting the entire country. He spent the last three seasons as the Ravens' eastern college supervisor, covering half of the country. He began his scouting career as an intern with the San Francisco 49ers, then was player personnel director of the Barcelona Dragons (World League) from 1990 to '92. He joined the Cleveland Browns as an area scout in 1992 and moved to Baltimore with the Ravens in 1996. McDonough was a star running back in high school before a serious knee injury ended his career. He received a sports management degree at Massachusetts. He has three children.
Perkins will scout the western region for the Jaguars, the same as he did for the Ravens the last six years. A fourth-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Rams in 1962, he was named to the All-Rookie team at running back. He spent three seasons with the Rams and six years in the CFL. After retiring as a player, he spent 24 years at Compton (Calif.) College, serving as head coach and athletic director from 1979 to '89. He was a scout for the New York Jets from 1994 to '96 before joining the Ravens. Perkin and his wife, Elise, have a son.