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Browns add five scouts to their player personnel department

By Nate Ulrich Published: June 19, 2013

The Browns announced five additions to their player personnel department this afternoon, naming Frank Edgerly their new senior pro scout and Brent Blaylock, Brendan Donovan, Matthew Manocherian and Patrick Moore their new college scouts.

With CEO Joe Banner and General Manager Mike Lombardi in charge, the new regime shook up its player personnel department shortly after the NFL Draft in late April.

The Browns fired former director of college scouting John Spytek and pro scouts A.J. Durso and Tom Headlee. They also Browns parted ways with senior national scout Pat Roberts, whose contract had expired, and college area scouts Donovan Beidelschies and David Hinson. Another college area scout, Bob Welton, left the Browns before the draft to become the University of Tennessee football program’s director of player personnel.

Here is information about each of the Browns’ new scouts provided in a news release from the team:

  • Edgerly joins the Browns after spending the previous four seasons in the New England Patriots’ personnel department. He spent the past three years (2010-12) as an area scout after working the 2009 season as a pro scout. He joined the Patriots after serving as head coach of Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic High School for 10 seasons (1999-2008). While at Red Bank, Edgerly led his team to seven state playoff appearances and was named Coach of the Year three times. Edgerly graduated from Red Bank Catholic and played quarterback at Rutgers University for two seasons (1992-93) before starting his coaching career as a student assistant with the Scarlet Knights in 1994. He and his wife, Lori, have two daughters, Kaitlin and Megan, and a son, Ryan.
  • Donovan spent the previous two seasons at the University of Florida as director of on-campus recruiting – football (2012) and a program coordinator – football (2011). Prior to joining the Gators staff, he spent one season (2010) as the recruiting assistant – football at Rutgers University. Donovan began his collegiate coaching career at the University of Notre Dame, where he spent two seasons as a staff assistant (2007-08) and coordinator of quality control – football (2008-09). A native of Piscataway, New Jersey, Donovan is a graduate of Piscataway High School and a 2006 graduate of Seton Hall University.Moore spent five seasons on the coaching staff at Fordham University where he served as assistant head coach/offensive line (2010-11), defensive coordinator (2009) and linebackers and special teams coach (2007-08). He also held collegiate coaching jobs at Louisiana Tech (2005-06), Auburn (2002-04), Western Carolina (2000-01) and his alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan (1997). As a graduate assistant at Auburn in 2004,
  • Moore assisted with the offensive line and special teams and was part of a staff that helped the Tigers to a 13-0 season and a victory in the Sugar Bowl. He also coached at Normal Community High School in Normal, Illinois from 1998-99. A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan, Moore received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He also earned master's degrees from Western Carolina in 2001 and Auburn in 2005.
  • Manocherian joins the Browns after spending the previous three seasons (2010-12) as a scouting assistant with the New Orleans Saints. Prior to working for the Saints, he spent two seasons (2008-09) coaching both the wide receivers and defensive backs at Rye Neck (N.Y.) High School. A native of Rye, New York, he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Duke University in 2008.
  • Blaylock spent the previous two racing seasons with Penske Racing (2012-13), working within their public relations/marketing division. Prior to joining Penske, Blaylock was the assistant director of football operations at the University of Miami for three seasons (2008-10) after working the 2007 season in the Miami Dolphins operations department. Blaylock also worked with the Austin Wranglers (Arena Football League) from 2005-07 as an operations manager and coached high school football for three years at his alma mater, Jordan High School in Durham, N.C. A Durham native, Blaylock earned a bachelor of arts in management from the University of North Carolina in 2005 and a master's degree in sport management from the University of Texas in 2007.


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