The Reese’s Senior Bowl Finds it’s Man with Jim Nagy
The Reese’s Senior Bowl has found the man to be the new leader of the premier college football all-star game. Jim Nagy, a former scout for the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and Green Bay Packers, is the new the Executive Director of the game. Nagy replaces Phil Savage, who “mutually agreed” to part ways from the Senior Bowl a few weeks ago.
A press conference to introduce Jim Nagy will be on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. They are holding it at the Reese’s Senior Bowl headquarters, in downtown Mobile.
“Jim is a proven and respected 18-year NFL scouting veteran with long-standing relationships across the league, among college coaches nationwide, and with certified player agents,” Angus Cooper, Chairman of the Mobile Arts & Sports Association said. “His positive leadership skills acquired under legendary coaches like Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll will be a huge asset to the Reese’s Senior Bowl”.
“Jim has excellent interpersonal skills required to establish trusted contacts at universities and across the agent community and has a strong team, goal and action-oriented approach he developed at the most competitive level of football,” Cooper added.
Jim Nagy was most recently the Southeast area scout for the Seattle Seahawks. “I am extremely humbled to be the new Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl,” Nagy said. “I view this position as a stewardship to the City of Mobile, my family’s home the past 11 years, and the National Football League and I will bring great passion to both roles.
The search committee made a secondary announcement made as well. The Senior Bowl will bring former Mississippi State head coach and longtime NFL assistant, Sylvester Croom on board as the V.P. of Operations.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN GOING FORWARD?
Everything I have read over the past few hours leads me to believe that Jim Nagy is the right man. He will continue to grow the game going forward. Nagy has nearly twenty years of NFL scouting experience, so he knows what teams are looking for in prospects. Adding another voice with decades worth of experience with Sylvester Croom can’t hurt the cause either. If media director Rob Lehocky is retained, and I have no reason to believe that he won’t be, then the continued access to media like myself should continue. That can only help grow the game as well.