Jets Reorganize College Scouting Staff

Posted May 26, 2015

Nine Scouts Set to Tackle Coming Season under Sr. Director of College Scouting Rex Hogan

General manager Mike Maccagnan has announced the reorganization of the Jets scouting staff underneath senior director of college scouting Rex Hogan with the hiring of seven new scouts joining two scouts from last year's staff. Here is our new alignment of college scouts:

Area Scouts

Xavier Adibi — Plains

Adibi was a linebacker drafted out of Virginia Tech by Houston in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2008 draft. He played for the Texans, Vikings and Titans, then scouted for the Chiefs

Bill Dekraker — Northeast

Dekraker has worked in NFL scouting departments with Washington, Carolina, Arizona and Dallas, scouting the Midwest and Northeast for the Cowboys since 2008.

Dom Green — Southwest

Green spent the past six seasons as a Kansas City scout, which followed three seasons as a scout with Tampa Bay.

Jay Mandolesi — Southeast

Mandolesi enters his 12th season with the Jets and his seventh as a college area scout.

Brian Shields — West Coast

Shields comes to the Jets after spending six seasons with St. Louis and the past two as the Rams' West Area scout.

Johnathon Stigall — Midwest

Stigall returns for his second season with the Jets after scouting for 15 seasons split among the Bears, Dolphins, Eagles and Browns.

National Scouts

Lee Gissendaner — East Coast

Gissendaner was a Northwestern WR who was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 1994 draft. He never played in the NFL but did play for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts and the WLAF's Scottish Claymores. He had been a Green Bay area scout since 1998.

Jim Jauch — West Coast

Jauch (pronounced "yalk") has a new employer 3,000 miles away from the Chargers, the team he scouted for since 2010, but his specialty will remain the West Coast as a Jets national scout. He's the son of Ray Jauch, a former coach in the CFL, USFL and the Arena League.

Zach Truty — Central

Truty was an area scout with the Bears, whom he joined as a scouting assistant in 2012.


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