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PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Name Joe Schoen Director of Player Personnel

Posted May 19, 2014

Schoen completed his sixth season in 2013 as a part of the Dolphins’ scouting staff and first in his role as assistant director of college scouting.

Miami Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey announced today the team has named Joe Schoen as director of player personnel.

“Joe is a talented evaluator with knowledge and experience in various roles and his diverse skillset and leadership makes him a great fit for his new role going forward,” said Hickey. “Over the past few months, I have worked closely with Joe and have seen firsthand the value he brings to the organization. We will continue to make every effort to improve all aspects of the Miami Dolphins and with the recent addition of Eric Stokes and the promotion of Joe Schoen we feel that we are continuing on the path of our goal to return championship football to the Miami Dolphins.”

Schoen completed his sixth season in 2013 as a part of the Dolphins’ scouting staff and first in his role as assistant director of college scouting. He served the first five years with Miami as one of the team’s national scouts. Schoen came to Miami in 2008 after spending his first seven years in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. He joined the Panthers in May of 2001 as a scouting assistant and was promoted to the club’s National Football Scouting scout covering the Southeast one year later. In 2003, Schoen was again promoted by the Panthers to scout the Southwest in the team’s system. Prior to joining the Panthers on a full-time basis, he interned in the team’s ticket office in January of 2000 while also having worked in the club’s training camp later that same year in football operations.

A three-year letterman at DePauw University (1997-2000), Schoen played quarterback as a freshman and wide receiver his final three years. As a senior, he was named the Thomas Mount Offensive Player of the Year while also being selected as a first-team All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference choice as he set the school single-season record for receptions with 80 (now third). Overall in his collegiate career he amassed 153 receptions for 1,861 yards and 14 touchdowns. He ranks eighth in school history in receptions and receiving yards. Schoen, who earned his degree in communications from the Greencastle, Indiana school, also was named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll his senior year.

A graduate of Elkhart (Ind.) Memorial High School, Schoen and his wife, Marie, have a daughter, Sydney Burke, and a son, Carson William.