Dave Gettleman, the Giants’ director of pro personnel since 1999, is moving to a new role in the organization as senior pro personnel analyst. Ken Sternfeld will take Gettleman’s old title as director after serving as assistant director for the last 10 years.
“My role moving forward will be strictly player evaluation,” said Gettleman, who used to handle scouting of opponents. “Once the season begins, my first responsibility will be to get all the practice squad guys (in the NFL) graded. From there we’ll start working on unrestricted free agents. It’s a little bit of a restructuring in the way the pro personnel department operates. I thought at this point in my career it was time to take a step back and re-evaluate. We’ve been very successful.”
Gettleman brought Sternfeld to the Giants from the Patriots in 2002.
“Kenny is ready to be the Director of Pro Personnel,” Gettleman said. “I’m excited for him in his new challenge. He knows I’ll be there for him to help him in any way I can.”
“Dave has been a great mentor and leader to me,” Sternfeld said. “I’ve learned a lot about the game from Dave. We’ve had great success all those years. Dave has such tremendous knowledge of the game and the players in the league, and having him around will be an advantage for me and for the team to retain his knowledge.”
“Dave has been a great mentor for myself and Kenny,” said general manager Jerry Reese, who was Gettleman’s assistant from 1999-2001. “He is a true professional that knows the business and he has the Super Bowl rings to back it up … Kenny is well-rounded, a tireless worker and well-prepared to take over as Director of Pro Personnel.”