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George Kokinis-Hired to Front Office


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Per NFL Network and Adam Shefter, George Kokinis was hired to our Front Office.

This sounds great. Another solid move my Mangini.

In his 3rd year as director of pro personnel and his 15th season as a member of the franchise, George Kokinis works closely with GM Ozzie Newsome in analyzing NFL rosters and evaluating free agent talent.

Last spring, Baltimore signed a number of quality players, including Pro Bowlers WR Derrick Mason and CB Samari Rolle, and veterans LB Tommy Polley, G Keydrick Vincent, and LB Jim Nelson. The Ravens also retained key players such as RB Chester Taylor, TE Terry Jones, WR Randy Hymes, LS Joe Maese and P Dave Zastudil.

In the midst of the 2004 season, Kokinis and assistant director of pro personnel, Vincent Newsome, brought in a number of key additions to fill in for some injured Ravens players, including TEs Daniel Wilcox and Darnell Dinkins, P Nick Murphy and RB Jamel White, all of whom made significant contributions to the squad.

Kokinis, who has led the pro personnel staff for the last 3 years, continues to oversee the advance scouting of Ravens opponents, traveling weeks ahead to other NFL games to write reports for the Ravens' coaching staff. George also assisted vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty in negotiating the contracts of 2004 Ravens draft picks QB Josh Harris and OL Brian Rimpf.

The Northeast area scout for 4 years (1996-99), George conducted "the box" workouts of college prospects before moving over to pro personnel. George began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns in 1991 after serving an internship in the team's operations department.

Kokinis graduated from Hobart College with a B.A. in psychology and earned his master's degree in sports management at the University of Richmond (1991), while working as a graduate assistant coach for the Spiders' baseball team. He played both football and baseball during his collegiate career, earning ECAC Baseball Player of the Year honors in 1989 as a pitcher for the Statesmen, and was selected to represent the conference in a NY vs. NJ All-Star Game played at Yankee Stadium.

A 2-sport athlete at Wethersfield (CT) HS, George received the John Warren Potter Memorial Award, which recognizes competitiveness, school and team spirit and outstanding character. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Carmine, Frank, Mangini Foundation, which grants a laptop computer to a Wethersfield student athlete who has achieved beyond expectations both on the field and in the classroom.

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Excellent move, bringing in somebody who has had a hand in the Ravens draft/FA moves is solid. They've done a very good job outside of Boller. More times than not they seem to take BAP as opposed to need if I'm not mistaken (see Terrell Suggs)

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