Director of Pro Personnel, Kansas City Chiefs
Will Lewis enters his first season as Kansas City's Director of Pro Scouting in 2013 after spending 13 years in the Seattle Seahawks front office (1999-11).
In his current position with the Chiefs, Lewis will oversee the scouting of all players with pro playing experience and will work closely with General Manager John Dorsey and Director of Pro Personnel Chris Ballard in the roster management of players with professional experience.
Most recently, Lewis served as Vice President of Football Operations (2010-11) after joining the Seahawks staff as the team's Director of Pro Personnel on May 20, 1999. In his most recent position, Lewis worked closely with General Manager John Schneider and Executive VP of Football Operations and Head Coach Pete Carroll in the day-to-day management of the pro personnel and college scouting departments.
Before joining Seattle, Lewis spent three years with the Green Bay Packers (1997-99), first as a pro scout (1997) and then as the Packers' Assistant Director of Pro Personnel (1998-99). While with Green Bay, Lewis began his association with Dorsey and current Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, who served as the Packers' quarterbacks coach (1997-98).
Prior to joining the Packers organization, Lewis served as a defensive assistant coach for the Atlanta Falcons (1995-96).
Lewis was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent cornerback in 1980 out of Millersville State (Pa.). He appeared in 26 games, returning 45 kickoffs for a 21.4-yard average and 56 punts for an 8.0-yard average, including a 75-yard touchdown.
Following his Seahawks career, he played three seasons with the Houston Gamblers of the USFL (1983-85) and three seasons in the Canadian Football League.
Lewis began his coaching career in NFL Europe with the New York/New Jersey Knights from 1991-92. He also coached defensive backs at his alma mater, Millersville State, from 1992-93. He also enjoyed stints at the University of Maine (1994) and the University of West Virginia (1995).
Education: Millersville State (Pa.) (B.S. 1980).Family: Wife - Kimmberly. Children - three sons, Ryan, Drew and Troy, and daughter, Krysta.