Renton, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks have hired Scot McCloughan as Senior Personnel Executive, the team announced today.
In this role, he will assist General Manager John Schneider and Vice President of Football Operations Will Lewis in all aspects of building the roster. A respected personnel veteran with a keen eye for talent, McCloughan rejoins the Seahawks having spent the previous five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.
"The Seahawks are extremely excited to welcome back Scot McCloughan to the Seahawks family," said Schneider. "Not only is Scot a good friend, he is a proven veteran talent evaluator and an extremely loyal individual. We look forward to Scot's contribution. Seahawks fans should be very excited about this acquisition, as we got better today."
With San Francisco, he served as vice president of football operations upon joining the team (2005-07) and was promoted to general manager in 2008 before resigning from that post following the 2009 season. While with the 49ers, McCloughan orchestrated successful drafts that included Pro Bowlers Frank Gore, Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis, along with prominent starters Manny Lawson, Joe Staley and Michael Crabtree.
McCloughan originally joined the Seahawks in 2000 as the club's director of college scouting. His efforts came to fruition when the Seahawks won the NFC Championship in 2005 and made a trip to Super Bowl XL in Detroit to play the Pittsburgh Steelers. On that roster, 25 of 28 draft picks on McCloughan's draft scroll were still on the team when he left his position to join the 49ers.
Prior to accepting his original position in Seattle, he worked five years in the Green Bay Packers scouting department as a regional scout in the midlands and later the southeast. During that span, he was part of two Packers' Super Bowl teams, including the 1996 championship squad who defeated New England in Super Bowl XXXI.
Before joining Green Bay, McCloughan played minor league baseball for three years in the Toronto Blue Jays organization after a successful collegiate career at Wichita State, where he contributed in two collegiate World Series as a designated hitter and third baseman.
Coming from a football pedigree, his father, Kent, played six seasons with Oakland (1965-70) and was a member of the Raiders scouting staff for more than 30 years. His brother, David, played safety for the Seahawks from 1993-94, and currently serves as the director of college scouting for the 49ers.