JASON MANDOLESI is in his 20th year with the New York Jets and seventh as a national scout after spending nine years as an area scout, covering the majority of the country, including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Southwest regions.
Mandolesi was part of a scouting staff who drafted both the Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year in 2022, marking just the third time in NFL history a team has had both in the same year.
Previously, Mandolesi spent three years as the coordinator of college scouting, where he was responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the college scouting department regarding scouts' scheduling, university relations and processing and organizing the information gathered on draft-eligible players.
In 2004, his first season with the Jets, Mandolesi was an assistant in the Jets video department. The following season (2005), he joined the coaching staff as a defensive assistant, compiling breakdowns of opposing offenses, assisted with coaching linebackers and assembled weekly playbooks.
Before the Jets, Mandolesi spent two years as an intern for the New England video department, during which time the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Born in Springfield, MA, Mandolesi earned a bachelor's degree in sports management (2004) from Springfield College, where he was a four-time All-New England discus thrower. He and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Landon and Brice. The family resides in Cary, NC.