Scot McCloughan

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Scot McCloughan
Scot McCloughan.jpg
McCloughan in 2015.
Washington Redskins
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-03-01) March 1, 1971 (age 44)
Place of birth: Loveland, Colorado[1]
Career information
College: Wichita State
Career history
As executive:

Scot G. McCloughan is the current general manager of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was formerly the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers and a senior personnel executive for the Seattle Seahawks, helping both teams eventually reach the Super Bowl in the 2010s with rosters he helped assemble.[2]

Early life[edit]

Prior to his career in football, McCloughan played college baseball at Wichita State and later was drafted by the New York Mets in the 10th round of the 1989 MLB Draft, and the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 1992 MLB Draft, although he didn't play for either team.[1][3] However, McCloughan did play baseball in the minor leagues, playing for the St. Catharines Blue Jays, Hagerstown Suns, and Dunedin Blue Jays.

Professional executive career[edit]

After his minor league baseball career, McCloughan worked as a regional scout for the Green Bay Packers from 1994 to 1999.[1] He then went on to becoming the college scouting director for the Seattle Seahawks from 2000 to 2004 before joining the San Francisco 49ers in 2005 as the vice president of player personnel.[4] In February 2008, McCloughan was promoted to general manager of the team. In March 2010, the 49ers and McCloughan agreed to a mutual termination of his contract.[5]

Shortly after leaving the 49ers, McCloughan was hired by Seattle Seahawks to be their senior personnel executive. He assisted in the team's drafting of players such as Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman. McCloughan remained in this position until April 2014, when he resigned due to personal matters.[6]

On January 7, 2015, McCloughan was hired as general manager of the Washington Redskins.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Wickersham, Seth. "Scot McCloughan is NFL's best talent scout, self-employed and living on a farm". ESPN. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Seth Wickersham (February 3, 2014). "The Seahawks' prevailing wisdom". ABC News. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Scot McCloughan". Pro Baseball Reference. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Kevin Lynch (February 3, 2005). "49ers' pieces in place / With McCloughan as personnel chief, structure is set". SFGate. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  5. ^ White, David. "49ers push McCloughan out as GM, sources say". Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  6. ^ John Breech (April 24, 2014). "Seahawks lose key executive Scot McCloughan to resignation". Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  7. ^ Orr, Conor. "Washington Redskins make Scot McCloughan GM". Retrieved 7 January 2015.