Jon Carr is in his fourth season as the director, college scouting with the Jets, working with General Manager Joe Douglas and Assistant General Manager Rex Hogan through the entire draft process including draft meetings, the scouting combine, pro days and all-star games as well as scouting staff evaluations.
Carr also works with Director, Scouting Operations Dan Zbojovsky on the organization and assignment of national and area scouts with their school visit responsibilities. He is responsible for evaluating players in assigned areas and draft board prospects from across the country. Prior to joining the Jets, Carr spent 11 seasons with the Texans, the last three as their director of college scouting. He previously served as a national and college scout with Houston.
Before that, Carr worked as the wide receivers coach at the University of Toledo (2005-06), part of a staff that helped the school to the 2005 GMAC Bowl win. He was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Eastern Illinois (2003-04) after he began his college coaching career at Tennessee State, first as an assistant coach (1997- 99) and later as the offensive coordinator (2000-02). During his time, the school won back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference Championships (1998 & 1999).
During the summer of 2002, Carr was a member of the Oakland Raiders staff as part of the NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship and has participated in the 2006 NCAA Expert Coach's Academy in Miami, the NFL Stanford Program for Managers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2012 and the 2018 NFL Career Development Symposium. He has also worked with the National Football League Properties as the program coordinator for Chicago and Detroit summer youth inner-city football camps.
Carr played quarterback at Southeast Missouri State from 1987-89 before transferring to Purdue, where he earned a degree in law and society in 1991.
Carr has one son, Corbyn, and two daughters, Kennedy and Kayla.