Eagles Name Marynowitz VP Of Personnel

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

The Eagles have named Ed Marynowitz their new vice president of player personnel.

“Ed is someone who has really impressed me going back to my interview process with the Eagles two years ago,” said Chip Kelly. “He’s very bright, detailed, organized and his vision was aligned with what we want to accomplish. I spoke with a lot of people outside of our organization over the past few weeks and in the end, Ed was the most impressive.

“I can’t tell you how well thought of Ed is in the scouting business. What many people in the football community told me matched exactly what I thought of him from Day One.”

 Marynowitz (pronounced MAN-o-witz) worked at the University of Alabama as the school’s director of player personnel from 2008-11 and is credited with helping to bring in three consecutive No. 1 recruiting classes. The 30-year-old was hired by the Eagles in 2012 as the team’s assistant director of pro scouting before being elevated to assistant director of player personnel.

“We intend to build a collaborative and competitive work environment with our coaches, one built upon trust and respect with a focus on winning,” said Marynowitz. “I have had a great experience working with Chip over the last two years and the opportunity to work with him in this new capacity is one I look forward to.

 “Our goal as a personnel department will be to develop a detailed process to maximize each segment of the scouting calendar in order to support and execute Chip’s vision.”

When Jeffrey Lurie altered the power structure to give Kelly full control, he noted that Kelly would head the search for “a new personnel executive.” Some took that to mean “general manager” but Marynowitz instead gets the title formally held by Tom Gamble. 

The set-up looks similar to New England’s. The Patriots do not have a general manager. Bill Belichick calls the shots, but relies on guys like director of player personnel Nick Caserio to aid in the talent evaluation process.

“When you work with him and meet with him regularly – which I have done over the last two years – you appreciate how smart and thoughtful he is,” said Kelly. “I’m excited to continue working hand-in-hand with him for the next several years.”

Marynowitz signed a three-year contract, according to the release sent out by the Eagles. Kelly has three years remaining on his deal.

Marynowitz, a Media, PA native,  played quarterback for two years at La Salle University before finishing his career at UCF. He later joined UCF’s staff then moved on to become a scouting assistant for the Dolphins prior to joining Nick Saban at Alabama.

“This is a great opportunity for Ed and I think Philadelphia made an excellent decision in terms of expanding his role and responsibilities in the organization,” said Saban. “Ed did an outstanding job for us when he was here and made a great contribution to our program as director of player personnel. The thing I was most impressed with was how much he wanted to learn in the area of player evaluation and his knowledge in that area really expanded during his time at Alabama. We’re very happy for Ed and his family and wish him the best in this new position.”