Jones names Welton director of player personnel

The University of Tennessee has hired Bob Welton as director of

player personnel after he spent the past nine years as a scout with

the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.

Coach Butch Jones announced the hiring Tuesday, saying that

Welton’s experience in the NFL and as a head coach will be key for

the Vols.

Welton had been a college scout with Cleveland since 2004 with

his first two years as the Browns’ BLESTO scout covering the

Midwest. Welton also coached Coloma (Mich.) High to an undefeated

season and the school’s first playoff victory, and he coached at

South Haven High in Michigan as well.