Dave Gettleman

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Dave Gettleman
Current position
Title General manager
Team Carolina Panthers
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-02-21) February 21, 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth Boston, MA
Alma mater Springfield
Team(s) as a coach/administrator

Buffalo Bills
Scouting intern
Denver Broncos
New York Giants
Pro Personnel Director
Senior Pro Personnel Analyst
Carolina Panthers
General Manager

Dave Gettleman is the General Manager of the Carolina Panthers, an American football team in the National Football League. He began his football career as a teacher-coach at Spackenkill High School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. As the head coach from 1973-78 and 1980-81, Gettleman led his teams to two league titles, competing against schools twice the size as Spackenkill. He spent a season as a volunteer assistant at Cal State Long Beach in 1979. Gettleman joined the faculty of Kingston High School in 1982 and became the head coach in 1984, leading his team to a Section I Bowl berth. He entered the NFL in 1986 as an intern for the Buffalo Bills.[1] He spent the next seven years working in their scouting department before leaving to accept a scouting job with the Denver Broncos after the 1993 season. In 1998 he was hired by the New York Giants, who promoted him to Pro Personnel Director the next year. In 2012 he was given the title of Senior Pro Personnel Analyst, and in January 2013 he was chosen to become the General Manager of the Carolina Panthers.[2] As Panthers General Manager, Gettleman is notable for his decision to release wide receiver Steve Smith, who is the Panther's all-time leader with 75 total touchdowns (67 receiving, six returning, two rushing), 67 receiving touchdowns, 836 receptions, 12,197 receiving yards and 43 games with 100 or more receiving yards.[3][4] Overall, Gettleman has been a part of eight Super Bowl teams, including three winners.


  1. ^ "Panthers name Dave Gettleman GM". ESPN. January 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Bio: Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman". The Charlotte Observer. Jan 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Panthers release Steve Smith". WSOCTV. Mar 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  4. ^ "Steve Smith signs 3-year deal with Baltimore Ravens". www.wsoctv.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
Preceded by
Brandon Beane (interim)
Carolina Panthers General Manager
Succeeded by