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Director of College Scouting

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New Orleans Saints
5800 Airline Drive
Metairie , Louisiana 70003
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • Director of College Scouting
    Saints
  • Key Member of the Player Personnel Department
    Saints
  • Director of Player Personnel
    Jaguars
  • Director of Player Personnel
    Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Director of Collegiate Scouting
    Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Architect
    AFC
  • Offensive Line Coach
    North Alabama
  • Director
    College Scouting

Education

  • Villanova
  • master's degree , education - administration and supervision
    Austin Peay State University
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Web References
New Orleans Saints | Staff
www.neworleanssaints.com, 27 Dec 2014 [cached]
Rick Reiprish Director of College Scouting
New Orleans Saints: Rick Reiprish
www.neworleanssaints.com, 15 Feb 2013 [cached]
Rick Reiprish New Orleans Saints: Rick Reiprish
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Rick Reiprish Director of College Scouting
A key member of the Saints' player personnel department since 2004, Rick Reiprish has been an integral part of the club's scouting efforts since arriving in New Orleans. He brings over three decades of experience to his position.
As the club's director of college scouting, his responsibilities include coordinating the efforts of the team's area scouts, working to build a consensus entering the draft and grading and scouting college players throughout the year. Reiprish's insight has been essential to the Saints' success during the NFL Draft since his arrival.
A key member of the Saints' player personnel department since 2004, Rick Reiprish has been an integral part of the club's scouting efforts since arriving in New Orleans. He brings over three decades of experience to his position.
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Reiprish joined the Saints following an eight-year stint (1994-2002) with Jacksonville as director of player personnel, where he was an architect of the Jaguars' rapid ascension to the top of the AFC. He was responsible for each of the club's drafts since its inaugural effort in 1995, selecting such stalwarts as T Tony Boselli, DE Tony Brackens, RB Fred Taylor, S Donovin Darius and CB Fernando Bryant. Of the team's seven first-round picks from 1995 to 1999, each became a starter, more than any other NFL team in that span.
Originally hired as the Jaguars' Director of College Scouting in 1994, Reiprish was promoted to director of player personnel in 1998. He was responsible for the pro and college scouting departments, including directing the scouting of college players and the draft as well as the evaluation of veteran free agents.
Reiprish joined the Jaguars after working for the Seattle Seahawks for 10 years (1984-94), first as an area scout before being promoted to Eastern Scout Supervisor in 1989. He began his NFL career as a southeast scout with BLESTO from 1979-82. For the previous three years, he was a personnel scout for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reiprish coached wide receivers and running backs at Austin Peay State University (1973-76) before going to East Tennessee State in 1977, where he coached quarterbacks and running backs. In 1978, he was offensive line coach at North Alabama.
A native of Shamokin, Pa., Reiprish graduated from Villanova in 1972, where he played wide receiver and tight end in his career after being recruited to play quarterback for the Wildcats. He earned a master's degree in education-administration and supervision from Austin Peay in 1974. Reiprish is married to Julie and has a son, Andrew and a daughter, Ashleigh Norris.
"We actually thought he was ...
www.shreveporttimes.com, 28 April 2011 [cached]
"We actually thought he was going to be taken a little higher," said Rick Reiprish, the Saints director of college scouting.
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Reiprish liked Jordan's measurables.
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"There was a thought process in that, yes," Reiprish said. "But we were looking at him anyway.
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"That was the first time our coaching staff saw him," Reiprish said.
Sports | News - Local Notes for January 19, 2003
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Rick Reiprish, Jaguars GM candidate
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Rick Reiprish still in running for Jaguars GM positionJACKSONVILLE, Fl - Rick Reiprish spent the week scouting for the Jaguars and maybe it wasn't a lame-duck effort.
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Reiprish, the Jaguars' current director of player personnel remains one of the three still in the running for the general manager position.
Jaguars' new head coach is ready
Rich Reiprish thinks of himself ...
newsitem.com, 6 June 2010 [cached]
Rich Reiprish thinks of himself as a kind of gardener.
"You plant the seeds and all of a sudden plants come up," Reiprish said by phone the other day from Texas, where, as director of college scouting for the Super Bowl-bound New Orleans Saints, the Coal Township native was attending an all-star gathering of college players, far from the media crush in Miami, where most of the rest of the Saints organization was basking in the team's success.
Yet that success, in a way, always starts with Reiprish and his staff. They're the guys responsible for putting most of the players in Saints uniforms, and in recent years, they've been extraordinarily successful.
"It's real rewarding because we know we've had a hand in developing the makeup of the team," said Reiprish, a 1967 graduate of Lourdes Regional, who went on to play college football at Villanova before embarking on a coaching and scouting career which has now spanned close to four decades. Reiprish began that career as a graduate assistant coach at Austin Peay University in 1973. He moved on to East Tennessee State and later North Alabama before becoming an area scout for the Seattle Seahawks in 1984. He previously had done scouting through the BLESTO service and for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reiprish, whose parents Elizabeth and John still reside in Coal Township, was hired as director of collegiate scouting for the Jacksonville Jaguars when they entered the NFL in 1994 and eventually was promoted to director of player personnel in 1998.
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"It would be hard to imagine that Jahri would be as good as he is as quickly as he has become," Reiprish said.
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"He went up against Albert Haynesworth of Tennesse and did a fine job," Reiprish said. "He acted like he belonged there, and knock on wood, he's played four years and never missed a game since."
Reiprish said Evans, a Philadelphia native who got to Bloomsburg because he didn't play football his senior season in high school because of a broken leg, had some intangibles working in his favor.
"First, he's a smart kid, and really smart about football," Reiprish said. "Second, he's tough; he doesn't back off from anyone. He's really two different people, the one on the field and really quiet off the field."
Evans was taken in the fourth round in 2006, three rounds ahead of Colston, who was actually a compensatory selection.
"The coaches weren't as excited about Marcus as they were Jahri," said Reiprish. "He came from a program where he was one of the more dominating players at that level, but you never know how dominating kids really are. Plus there was a situation with his health. He was dinged up a lot as a college player."
Unlike Evans, Colston has spent some time on the shelf with the Saints, but when he has played has been spectacular. When you add more known draft picks such as Reggie Bush, Sedrick Ellis and Will Smith to the mix, Reiprish and his team of scouts have done quite a job.
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"Coach (Sean) Payton deserves a lot of credit," Reiprish said. "The coaches and the scouts have done a good job of working together."
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Reiprish spends much of his time on the road evaluating talent, but usually does get to see home games. Unlike most of the front office, his Super Bowl week will consist of a day or two at the game, rather than the whole week, especially since now is the busiest time of year for scouts anyway.
"We're constantly working toward the draft (in April) from now on," Reiprish said.
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In general, Reiprish said he likes to draft players by their talent level rather than trying to fill a specific postional need.
"I think we're no different than anyone else that way," he said.
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