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Colts shuffle operations staff

The Sports Xchange

June 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm.

The Indianapolis Colts announced switches to their football operations staff on Thursday.

Ed Dodds was named assistant general manager, Brian Decker was named director of player development, Jon Shaw was promoted to assistant director of pro scouting, Anthony Coughlan was promoted to college scouting coordinator, Mike Lacy will serve as a player personnel scout, Zerick Rollins is a newly hired scouting assistant, George Li is now the senior football strategy analyst/game management position, Parks Frazier is now an assistant to the head coach, Matt DeWall was named the team’s assistant video director, and Mitch Chester was named the football operations assistant.

Dodds enters his second season with the Colts and his 16th year in the NFL. He previously spent 10 seasons (2007-2016) with the Seattle Seahawks and was most recently Seattle’s senior personnel executive responsible for evaluating both college and pro talent.

Decker enters his second season with the team after getting his start in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. Shaw is entering his 13th season with the Colts and spent the previous six seasons (2011-17) as pro scout/special projects. Coughlan joined Indianapolis in 2017 as a player personnel assistant after his role as a recruiting assistant at Ohio State in 2016.

Lacy is in his third season with the Colts and spent the last two years as a scouting assistant. Rollins was previously with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette working with the wide receivers as an offensive graduate assistant.

Li worked in analytics for the Oakland Raiders for seven years and spent time as the lead researcher at NFL Network and as a researcher at ESPN, Frazier was an offensive graduate assistant at Arkansas State, a defensive quality control coach at Samford and an intern at Middle Tennessee.

DeWall was the video coordinator for Florida State for four seasons and also spent time on the video staffs of the Miami Dolphins and the University of Central Florida. Chester’s primary responsibilities include assisting in organizing and executing all team and football operations travel and helping with training camp logistics.

 

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