Omar Khan (administrator)

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Omar R. Khan
Pittsburgh Steelers
Date of birth: February 1977 (age 37)
Career information
College: Tulane University[1]
High school: Archbishop Rummel High School '94 (Metarie, LA)[2]
Organizations
As administrator:
1997–2001

2001–2011

2011–present
New Orleans Saints football operations[1]
Pittsburgh Steelers Football Administration Coordinator
Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football Administration
Career highlights and awards

Omar R. Khan (born February 7, 1977) is the Director of Football Administration for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.[3]

Early years[edit]

Khan is the child of immigrant parents — his mother is a native of Honduras and his father is from India. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating 1994 from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, he matriculated to Tulane University from which he earned a degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration in 312 years.

Football career[edit]

As a student, Khan worked with the Tulane football team as an Undergraduate Assistant. Following his time with the Tulane Football program, Khan served as a Scouting/Personnel Intern with the New Orleans Saints. Once he graduated in 1997, he was brought on in a full-time role by the Saints. He worked his way up the ladder in New Orleans by diligently handling anything that was asked of him.

In 2001 he was hired by the Steelers, replacing Dan Ferens.[4] In that role he has helped to assemble two Super Bowl winners.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saints open preseason with Hall of Fame game against Pittsburgh Steelers" (PDF) (Press release). New Orleans Saints. August 5, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Rummel alum Omar Khan, ’94, seeking to keep Steelers "super"" (PDF). Archbishop Rummel High School. February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Front Office". Pittsburgh Steelers. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Steelers hire Khan as chief negotiator". Sports Illustrated/AP. February 14, 2001. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Steelers front office has Crescent City connection". New Orleans Times-Picayune. February 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20.