The Kansas City Chiefs are busy with OTA practices this week but the organization is also formalizing some personnel moves.
The team announced a bunch staff hires today. Most of the moves are on the the scouting side of things. Now that the NFL draft is in the books, GM John Dorsey will want to get his own guys in place.
“We’ve got a great bunch of guys on our personnel staff that bring a wide range of experience to the table,” Dorsey said. “They’re all hard workers that are thoughtful, dedicated and detailed. We’re happy we were able to add, as well as retain, some very talented individuals.”
The info from the Chiefs’ press release is below:
The Kansas City Chiefs announced several personnel moves on Thursday including the hiring of Will Lewis as the club’s Director of Pro Scouting and Marvin Allen as the team’s Director of College Scouting. The Chiefs have also hired Randy Ball as the team’s Pro Scouting Assistant and Trey Koziol to serve as an Area Scout.
Additionally the club has promoted Mike Borgonzi to Assistant Director of Pro Scouting, Dom Green to Assistant Director of College Scouting, Brett Veach to Pro and College Personnel Analyst and Ryan Poles to College Coordinator.
Lewis (Director of Pro Scouting) most recently served as the Vice President of Football Operations for the Seattle Seahawks (2010-12). He spent 13 years with Seattle, originally joining the club as Director of Pro Personnel in 1999. Lewis joined the Seahawks after three seasons in the Packers scouting department (1997-99). Lewis served as the team’s Assistant Director of Pro Personnel after originally joining the Packers as a pro scout. He worked with Dorsey at both stops. From 1995-96, Lewis was a defensive assistant coach for the Atlanta Falcons.
Lewis signed as an undrafted free agent cornerback with the Seahawks in 1980. Following his career with Seattle he played three seasons with the Houston Gamblers of the USFL (1983-85) and four seasons in the CFL (1986-89). He began his coaching career in NFL Europe with the New York/New Jersey Knights (1991-92). He coached defensive backs at his alma mater, Millersville State, from 1992-93 before brief stints at the University of Maine (1994) and the University of West Virginia (1995). He and his wife Kimmberly have three sons.
Allen (Director of College Scouting) spent the last four years as a national scout with the Atlanta Falcons. Prior to joining the Falcons he served 16 seasons in the New England Patriots personnel department, including 12 years as an area scout for the club. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native is a graduate of Tulane University. A former running back, Allen was drafted by the Patriots in the 11th round (294th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft.
“Will and Marvin are tremendous at what they do,” Dorsey said. “I had the privilege of getting to know Will while working with him in both Seattle and Green Bay, and he has a lot of experience that will benefit us. Marvin’s been in this league a long time, and he is an incredible person with a lot of ability.”
Ball (Pro Scouting Assistant) enters his first season with Kansas City in 2013. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Ball served as the Director of Player Personnel for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League (UFL). Before moving to the UFL, Ball served as the defensive line coach at Drake University in 2007. He served as the head coach at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., from 1999-2005, compiling a 34-42 record in seven seasons with the Bears football program.
Prior to joining Missouri State, Ball was head coach at Western Illinois (1990-98), leading the Leathernecks program to a 64-41-1 record in nine seasons. In 1997, Ball was the Eddie Robinson Award finalist for the national coach of the year, in addition to being named the Bruce Craddock Award recipient and Gateway Conference Coach of the Year.
Prior to being named head coach in 1990, Ball served as an assistant coach at Western Illinois for seven years (1982-89). As a student-athlete, Ball was team captain and earned all-conference honors (1970-71) as part of the Northeast Missouri State football program (now known as Truman State University) in Kirksville, Mo.
He spent four years as a high school coach before coaching stints at Missouri Western (1977), Illinois State (1978-80) and his alma mater, Truman State (1982). A native of Muskogee, Okla., Ball prepped at Hickman High School.
Koziol (Area Scout) enters his first season with the Chiefs. Prior to joining the club, he spent five seasons with the Tennessee Titans, four as a pro scout after joining the team as an intern for the 2008 season. Koziol helped scout future Titans opponents and assess talent in all professional leagues including the NFL, the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. He also helped coordinate free agent visits and tryouts and monitor NFL transactions.
After attending Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Ill., Koziol attended Boston College where he played tight end from 2003-07. Koziol returned to Boston College as a graduate assistant in 2008 prior to his stint with the Titans.
Borgonzi (Assistant Director of Pro Scouting) begins his fifth season with Kansas City in 2013. He spent the previous two years as a Pro Personnel Scout for the club. In 2010, he served as the Manager of Football Operations where he coordinated logistics and performed other duties for the club’s football staff. In 2009, Borgonzi served as the club’s college scouting administrator. Prior to joining the Chiefs, he served two seasons as the Assistant Recruiting Coordinator at Boston College (2007-08). Prior to a stint in the financial sector, he served as tight ends coach at Amherst College in 2002.
The Everett, Mass., native had a tryout with the Buffalo Bills in 2002 and attended training camp with the Green Bay Blizzard of Arena Football 2 in 2003 before an injury forced his retirement. He was a four-year starter as a fullback at Brown University, earning All-Ivy League honors three times.
Green (Assistant Director of College Scouting) enters his fifth season with the Chiefs in 2013. Prior to being elevated, he served as a Regional Scout for the club in 2010 after originally joining the Chiefs in 2009 as an Area Scout.
Prior to joining the Chiefs, he spent three campaigns as a scout with Tampa Bay (2006-08). He previously served as the head coach at Southwest Mississippi Community College (2001-05) after coaching the offensive and defensive lines for two campaigns (1999-00). Green spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State (1995, 1997-98). He served as a strength intern with the Miami Dolphins in 1996.
The Largo, Fla., native served as a graduate assistant at the University of Mississippi (1993-94), working with the defensive backs, offensive line and as a strength coach. Green began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Mississippi College in 1992, working with tight ends and offensive tackles.
Veach (Pro & College Personnel Analyst) enters his first season as a member of the Chiefs player personnel department in 2013 and his fourth as an NFL scout. He joined the Chiefs after spending six years with the Philadelphia Eagles organization.
Most recently, Veach served as a southeast regional scout (2011-12) after originally joining Philadelphia’s player personnel department as a pro and college scout in 2010. Prior to entering the scouting department, Veach served as an assistant to Head Coach Andy Reid for three season (2007-09) while Reid held the same title with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Before joining the Eagles, Veach served as supervisor of intercollegiate athletic events at his alma mater, the University of Delaware (2005-06). He was a four-year letterman as a wide receiver for the Blue Hens, catching 99 passes for 1,470 yards (14.8 avg.). He left Delaware as the school’s all-time leader in kickoff return yards with 1,558 yards. Born in Mt. Carmel, Pa., Veach was a standout running back for Mt. Carmel High School.
Poles (College Coordinator) enters his fifth season with Kansas City in 2013. Prior to his promotion, Poles served as the club’s College Scouting Administrator after joining the team as a Player Personnel Assistant in 2009. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Poles served as a Recruiting Assistant for his alma mater, Boston College (2008-09), after signing with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2008.
The Canandaigua, N.Y., native played offensive tackle for five seasons for the Golden Eagles (2003-07), protecting current Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Poles was honored with the Paul Cavanaugh Award in 2007 as the student-athlete with total commitment to football both on and off the field and for his dedication to volunteerism, ethics and community. He played his prep football at Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua, N.Y.