The Seattle Seahawks are losing another member of their personnel department. Former director of pro personnel Dan Morgan was named director of player personnel for the Buffalo Bills earlier in May and now former Southeast scout Jim Nagy has followed him out the door. Nagy will replace Phil Savage as the Executive Director of the Senior Bowl after Savage and the college All-Star game parted ways following six extremely successful years.
Nagy has served as the Seahawks’ Southeast Area Scout for the last five seasons and was previously based out of Mobile, making the transition to Senior Bowl Executive Director an easy one. Nagy had this to say about his new role, via the Senior Bowl’s website:
“I am extremely humbled to be the new Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl. I view this position as a stewardship to the City of Mobile, my family’s home the past 11 years, and the National Football League and I will bring great passion to both roles.”
Shortly after the news of Nagy’s departure broke on Tuesday morning, Seattle GM John Schneider issued a statement thanking and congratulating Nagy:
Savage was hired to re-ignite the Mobile-based game in 2012 and he did exactly that. Under Savage’s tutelage, the Senior Bowl gained new life, partnering with Reese’s as well as becoming more crucial in the pre-draft process than it had been previously. Savage has been credited by many in the scouting community for leading the charge in identifying and inviting the prospects NFL teams wanted to get closer looks at.
It has been two weeks since Savage and the Senior Bowl parted ways and his next stop is yet to be announced. Although Savage still holds an analyst position with the Crimson Tide Sports Network, this author has speculated he may ultimately end up back where his career began, in Baltimore, as Eric DeCosta’s right-hand man with the Ravens following Ozzie Newsome’s retirement at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
Joining Nagy on the Senior Bowl staff will be former Mississippi State head coach Sylvester Croom, as Senior Vice President of Operations. Nagy will be officially introduced as the Senior Bowl’s new Executive Director on Wednesday morning.