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Report: Tide fills staff opening

According to a report, Paul Gonnella has accepted an offer to be Alabama’s Director of Player Personnel for the football staff.

TUSCALOOSA _ According to a report from coachingsearch.com, Paul Gonnella has accepted an offer to be the University of Alabama’s Director of Player Personnel for the football staff.

Gonnella had the same position last year at Purdue, after having the same position at Memphis. He previously had similar roles at Miami, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Gonnella will replace Ed Marynowitz, who left to be the assistant director of pro scouting for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.

Typical responsibilities for the position include managing the overall recruiting process, organizing all prospect videos, organizing all official and unofficial visits and monitoring assistant coaches efforts .

He also has coaching experience, serving as the head coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Mass., defensive graduate assistant and quality control at Mississippi State and on the staffs at Lovejoy (Ga.) and Somerville (Mass.) High Schools.

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