Canadian Football League

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Former Canadian Football League scout named Carolina Panthers director of college scouting

The Carolina Panthers have named Don Gregory as the team's director of college scouting, general manager Marty Hurney announced Thursday. Gregory brings 20 years of scouting experience to the Panthers after spending the last five seasons as the Kansas City Chiefs national scout in the South and Southeast.
"Don is a very experienced and talented evaluator who will fit in perfectly within our organization," Hurney said. "He will be a great addition to what we feel like is an extremely talented college scouting department."
Gregory worked as a scout with the San Diego Chargers under general manger Bobby Beathard from 1995-99, evaluating college talent and pro free agents. Next, he joined the XFL's Las Vegas Outlaws in 2000 as the director of player personnel. Gregory scouted colleges in the Southwest region of the United States for the National Football Scouting Combine in 1994.
He broke into scouting in the Canadian Football League in 1986. Gregory served two stints with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and also worked one year for the Edmonton Eskimos in 1993. Additionally, he spent two years as a scout for the San Antonio Riders of the World League of American Football from 1990-91.
Gregory played linebacker at Wenatchee (WA) Junior College from 1974-75 before transferring to Portland State in 1976. He ended his collegiate career at Whitworth College in Spokane, WA, where he earned a bachelor's degree in recreation with a minor in physical education and therapeutic recreation while working as a graduate assistant in 1979. Gregory then played six years of semi-professional football for the Spokane Goldenhawks, spending the last two seasons as a player-coach.


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