Dolphins promote Joe Schoen to director of player personnel

The Miami Dolphins have promoted Joe Schoen from assistant director of college scouting to director of player personnel.

The Miami Dolphins have promoted Joe Schoen to director of player personnel, it was announced Monday.

A member of Miami's scouting staff the past six seasons, Schoen was named assistant director of college scouting last year under then general manager Jeff Ireland.

''Joe is a talented evaluator with knowledge and experience in various roles, his diverse skillset and leadership makes him a great fit for his new role going forward,'' said Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey, who replaced Ireland in January.

''Over the past few months I have worked closely with Joe and have seen firsthand the value he brings to the organization. We will continue to make every effort to improve all aspects of the Miami Dolphins and with the recent addition of Eric Stokes and the promotion of Joe Schoen we feel that we are continuing on the path of our goal to return championship football to the Miami Dolphins.''

Schoen came to Miami in 2008 after spending his first seven NFL years with the Carolina Panthers. Before joining the Panthers on a full-time basis, he interned in the team's ticket office and then worked at the club's training camp in football operations.

A three-year letterman at DePauw University (1997-2000), Schoen played quarterback as a freshman and wide receiver his final three years. As a senior, he was selected first-team All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and set a then-school-record for receptions in a season.

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