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Scouting Bios

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    John Spanos - Director of College Scouting
    John Spanos coordinates the team’s scouting efforts in preparation for the NFL Draft. He spent the 2003-05 seasons as a pro and college scout and 2006-07 seasons as assistant director of college scouting. He also assists in contracts and managing the salary cap.

    Spanos first started working for the Chargers in 1995. While in high school, he worked summers as an assistant in the team’s football operations office. From 1998-00 he worked under the direction of Ed McGuire, who schooled him in contract negotiations and managing the salary cap.

    From 2001-03, Spanos served two stints in the NFL’s Management Council office in New York, learning a wide range of league procedures, reviewing new player contracts and assisting in the League’s salary cap reconciliation process.

    In June 2010, in recognition of his achievement in Business and Community Leadership, Spanos was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Greek Americans by Greek America Magazine.

    Spanos was born in Stockton, California He attended The Bishop’s School in La Jolla where he won three CIF Championships in football, basketball and golf. In ’02, he graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in business.

    Mike Biehl - Assistant Director of College Scouting
    Mike Biehl was promoted to assistant director of college scouting in April 2008 after serving as a college scout from ’01. He scouts the Midwest region of the country and handles other key player assignments. Biehl spent the 1998-00 seasons working in the personnel department for the Buffalo Bills.

    Biehl was born in Champaign, Illinois. He attended Paxton (Ill.) HS, where he played baseball and basketball, and he graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s in sports management.

    Mike and wife, Kim, have a son, Nathan, and a daughter, Kendall, and they make their home in Tolono, Illinois.

    Tom Gibbons - College Scout
    Gibbons evaluates college players in the Northeast region of the country. He was hired by the Buffalo Bills in 1992 as an administrative assistant in scouting and spent 12 years (1995-03) as a college and pro scout. Prior, he spent 1990-91 as a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh.

    Gibbons is a graduate of Indiana (Pa.) University where was a four-year letterwinner as both a linebacker and tight end. In 1989, he joined the Indians’ staff as tight ends coach.

    Gibbons was born in Dunkirk, N.Y. He and his wife, Kristin, have two sons, E.J. and Thomas, and reside in Hamburg, N.Y.

    Ed Langsdorf - College Scout
    Langsdorf scouts the Northwest and is the Chargers’ representative to the National Scouting Combine. He spent 20 years (1980-99) as an assistant coach and teacher at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, including four (1992-95) as head coach.

    Langsdorf was born in Vallejo, California. He attended Glasgow (Mont.) High School and played football and basketball, and ran track. He became a defensive end and tight end at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and graduated with a degree in history in 1967. He earned a master’s in physical education from Washington State in ’69 and a doctorate of education in physical education from Arizona State in ’79.

    Langsdorf and his wife, Jan, have a son, Danny, a daughter, Lisa, and two grandchildren, Lindy and Jacob. Danny is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oregon State under former Chargers head coach Mike Riley.

    The Langsdorfs reside in Salem, Oregon

    Tom McConnaughey - National Scout
    McConnaughey became a national scout in 2008 after spending the 1998-07 seasons scouting the west and southwest. In 1997 he worked as an area scout for National Football Scouting, Inc.

    A wide receiver at Spokane Falls Community College from 1975-76, McConnaughey is enshrined in the school’s Hall of Fame, along with that of the Northwestern Athletic Association of Community Colleges. He played at the University of Oregon in 1977 and he completed his eligibility at Central Arkansas, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education. McConnaughey remained at Central Arkansas as a graduate assistant from 1980-82 and spent the ’83 season as an assistant coach at Spokane Falls.

    McConnaughey went to training camp with New Orleans in 1981 and the New York Jets in ’82 before signing with the USFL’s New Jersey Generals in ’83. He started at wide receiver for two seasons and led the team with 42 catches for 691 yards in ’83. In 1984 he went to training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles and he signed with Minnesota in ’85, but ended up spending the season on Injured-Reserve.

    In 1986, he took a coaching job at South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Wa. and later spent nine seasons (1988-96) as the head coach at Federal Way (Wa.) High.

    McConnaughey was born in Amarillo, Texas. He and his wife, Sheri, have a son, Donny, and a daughter, Monica, and reside in Federal Way.

    Paul Skansi - College Scout
    Skansi scouts the Northwest for the Chargers.

    An honorable mention All-America and All-Pac-10 receiver at the University of Washington, Skansi was the Huskies’ all-time leading receiver (138 rec., 1,723 yards). He was drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round in 1983 and spent his rookie season with the Steelers. After his release in ’84, he signed with Seattle and from 1984-91 caught 166 passes for 1,950 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Seahawks. In 1992, he concluded his playing career with the CFL’s Ottawa Rough Riders.

    Skansi, who has a degree in sociology, returned to his alma mater as an assistant wide receivers coach in 1994. In ’95, he coached wide receivers at Idaho and in ’99 he followed head coach Chris Tormey to Nevada.

    Skansi was born in Tacoma, Washington. He and wife, Stephanie, have two daughters, Taylor and Madison, and reside in Poulsbo, Wash.

    Jim Jauch - College Scout
    The San Diego Chargers have hired Jim Jauch as their Southeast area scout.

    He replaces Darrell Moody, who was recently hired by the Buffalo Bills.

    Jauch, 44, is in his second stint with the Chargers, serving as a regional scout in the Midwest from 1992 to 2003.

    He was most recently the associate director of college and pro Scouting for the Cleveland Browns. Jauch joined the Browns in 2004 and served four seasons as a college scout before being elevated to associate director of pro Personnel in 2008 and his most recent role a year later.

    A native of Iowa City, Jauch was a defensive back at the University of North Carolina before a four-year stint in the Canadian Football League that included stops in Calgary, Edmonton and Hamilton.

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