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Bears eight employees football operations staff

BEARS ADD EIGHT EMPLOYEES TO FOOTBALL OPERATIONS STAFF

JUN 21, 2022  (10H50)      V. CARBONNEAU
Bears senior writer Larry Mayer reported that the Bears on Tuesday announced the hiring of eight new members to their football operations staff: three in the scouting department, two on the high-performance side, two in football technology and a chief of staff for coach Matt Eberflus' coaching staff.

Scouting

The three scouts joining general manager Ryan Poles' staff are Reese Hicks (West Coast), Tom Bradway (Northeast) and Ryan Cavanaugh (Midwest).

Player Personnel

On the high-performance side, the Bears hired Blair Hitchcock as director of sports nutrition and A.J. Lamb as a sports scientist. Both will report to the Clyde Emrich Director of High Performance, Brent Salazar.

Hitchcock arrives after serving as director of sports nutrition at Vanderbilt from 2018-21. As the school's first full-time registered dietitian, she oversaw all dietary and nutritional needs for the Commodores' athletic programs. Before that, she spent three years as an assistant director of performance nutrition at Texas A&M. From 2013-15, Hitchcock was a graduate assistant sports dietician at Florida State, assisting with the football program during the Seminoles' run to the BCS Championship in 2013.

Lamb brings over eight years of integrated performance experience to the Bears, most recently as a performance science associate for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder. Prior to that, Lamb was a supervisor/senior exercise physiologist at Zarett Rehab and Fitness in Philadelphia for five years. He also lectured in exercise science at Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.), Penn State Abington (Abington, Pa.), and Holy Family University (Philadelphia, Pa.). Lamb currently is a PhD student at Concordia University Chicago, where he studies health and human performance. -Larry Mayer

Football Technology

The Bears added two positions to their football technology department with the hiring of Krithi Chandrakasan as director of football analytics and Ryan Hubley as a football systems developer.

Coaching Administration

Sean Magee joins the Bears as Eberflus' chief of staff after serving as associate athletic director for football at Michigan for the past five seasons.

With the Wolverines, he provided oversight and direction for the football program in all off-field areas, including the management of the player personnel department, football operations and the administration of the budget for all football-related activity. He additionally served as the program's NFL liaison. -Larry Mayer
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