Jaguars touch up front office, hire Ethan Waugh as assistant GM

Ethan Waugh, new Jaguars' assistant general manager (WJXT 2022)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A month after the move was rumored, the Jaguars have officially hired Ethan Waugh as assistant general manager, reuniting Waugh with Trent Baalke.

The news broke Monday, but the Jaguars announced it on Wednesday morning.

“We are excited to add Ethan to our organization,” Baalke said. “Strengthening the personnel department was a priority this offseason and we are thrilled to make this addition to the team. I enjoyed working alongside Ethan in San Francisco for over a decade, and I know he will work tirelessly to help build a winning organization here in Jacksonville.”

Owner Shad Khan made it a priority this offseason to add some help in the front office for Baalke. There was initial talk about adding former Vikings GM Rick Spielman in an executive vice president of football operations role, a position Khan said the team sought to add. But that came and went and the Jaguars settled on adding an assistant GM instead of the EVP, a role last held by Tom Coughlin.

Waugh previously worked with Baalke in San Francisco and spent 17 years in the 49ers organization, including the last season as vice president of player personnel.

While with the 49ers, Waugh served as director of college scouting and football systems, senior player personnel coordinator, as the team’s senior personnel assistant. and as the 49ers Midwest regional scout. Prior to being promoted to an area scout in 2008, Waugh served as the team’s personnel assistant.

Waugh’s father coached football for over 50 years. His brother, Tucker, coached at Army and another brother, Adam, coached at Clearwater Calvary Christian High School.