Bills hire Whaley as assistant GM

Posted Feb. 10, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bills announced they have hired Doug Whaley to be the team’s assistant general manager and director of pro personnel.

Whaley will oversee the franchise’s pro personnel department as well as assist GM Buddy Nix in all football-related administrative duties and in the college talent evaluation process.

Whaley joins the Bills after spending a total of 11 years with the Steelers. He has spent the previous 10 seasons with Pittsburgh as the team’s pro scouting coordinator. In that role he was responsible for advance scouting of the Steelers’ opponents.

Whaley focused on breaking down opposing players for the team’s upcoming opponents. Whaley was also responsible for making campus visits and scouting college players throughout the year. He also evaluated unrestricted and restricted free agents throughout the season and into the free agent offseason period.

Prior to joining Pittsburgh, Whaley served as an east coast area scout for the Seahawks from 1996-98. Whaley started his career in 1995 as an assistant in the Steelers’ pro personnel department.

Whaley is a native of Pittsburgh and was a safety and linebacker for the University of Pittsburgh from 1990-93.