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Colts Announce Changes To Football Operations Staff

The Indianapolis Colts on Thursday announced several changes to its football operations staff.


INDIANAPOLIS  The Indianapolis Colts have announced the following changes to its football operations staff.

Ed Dodds has been named the team's assistant general manager. Dodds enters his second season with the Colts and his 16th year in the NFL. Prior to Indianapolis, he spent 10 seasons (2007-2016) with the Seattle Seahawks and was most recently Seattle's senior personnel executive responsible for evaluating both college and pro talent. With the Seahawks, Dodds was part of six winning seasons, five NFC West titles and 10 playoff wins in addition to two Super Bowl appearances (one win). He also spent time with Oakland and his alma mater, Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Brian Decker was named the Colts' director of player development. Decker enters his second season with the team after getting his start in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. He has consulted in all major professional sports on the selection and development of athletes. A military veteran who retired after 22 years of service and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Special Forces, Decker's last assignment was commander of special forces assessment and selection. He oversaw the development and execution of the talent acquisition strategy to select future Green Berets. Decker graduated from Eastern Kentucky and then earned his master's degree in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Jon Shaw has been elevated to assistant director of pro scouting. Shaw is entering his 13th season with the Colts and spent the previous six seasons (2011-17) as pro scout/special projects. In 2006, Shaw earned his start with the team as the football operations intern. From 2007 to 2011, he served as a scouting assistant. In 2011, Shaw also worked as a defensive assistant along with his scouting responsibilities.

Anthony Coughlan enters his second season with the Colts and first as the team's college scouting coordinator. Coughlan joined Indianapolis in 2017 as a player personnel assistant following his role as a recruiting assistant at Ohio State in 2016. In 2015, he served as a public relations intern for the Kansas City Chiefs after graduating from Ohio State with a degree in strategic communication. As an undergrad student, Coughlan worked as a student manager for Ohio State's football program for one season and as a cornerbacks and special teams intern for two seasons.

Mike Lacy will serve as a player personnel scout. Lacy is in his third season with the Colts and spent the last two years as a scouting assistant. He was also a summer operations intern for the team in 2015. Prior to Indianapolis, Lacy spent one season serving as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Greece Arcadia High School in Rochester, N.Y. He worked as a player personnel assistant for the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul while finishing his sport management degree from SUNY Cortland in the spring of 2015.

Zerick Rollins joins the Colts in his first year as a scouting assistant. Rollins was previously with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette working with the wide receivers as an offensive graduate assistant. He played three years of college football at Alcorn State.

George Li joins the Colts in the senior football strategy analyst/game management position. Before Indianapolis, Li worked in analytics for the Oakland Raiders for seven years and spent time as the lead researcher at NFL Network and as a researcher at ESPN.

Parks Frazier enters his first year with the Colts as an assistant to the head coach. Frazier was an offensive graduate assistant at Arkansas State, a defensive quality control coach at Samford and an intern at Middle Tennessee. He was a two-year quarterback at Murray State following one season at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Matt DeWall has been named the team's assistant video director. Prior to the Colts, DeWall was the video coordinator for Florida State for four seasons and also spent time on the video staffs of the Miami Dolphins and the University of Central Florida.

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