The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the hiring of a new director of college scouting — Mike Biehl, who will take over for the recently-departed Eric Stokes.
Biehl spent the last 13 seasons with the San Diego Chargers, including six in his most recent role as the club’s assistant director of college scouting.
“I have great respect for Mike’s professionalism, work ethic and knowledge of players that I have seen firsthand while scouting over the past 13 years,” Bucs GM Jason Licht said in a statement issued by the team.
“He’s coming from an organization that has been among the winningest and most successful in the NFL during his time there and whose foundation has been built around draft picks, which was important as we researched all candidates.”
During his time in San Diego, where he also served as a college scout covering the Midwest region, Biehl helped the Chargers to five AFC West division championships and six playoff appearances.
Prior to working in San Diego, he spent three seasons working in the Buffalo Bills scouting department. He is a graduate of Illinois State University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s in sports management.