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George Kokinis
Senior Personnel Assistant

Biography

George Kokinis began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, moving with the franchise to Baltimore in 1996. He advanced through the scouting ranks, ultimately becoming the Ravens’ director of pro personnel for six seasons (2003-08). Kokinis was hired to be the Cleveland Browns’ general manager in 2009. As a longtime member of Ozzie Newsome’s staff, Kokinis returned to the franchise in 2010, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge back to Baltimore.

2010-13: (with Baltimore): Assists in the evaluation of the team’s college and pro personnel...Also joins the defensive staff on game day in identifying personnel. 2010: Re-joined the team as the Ravens’ senior personnel assistant.

George Kokinis began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, moving with the franchise to Baltimore in 1996. He advanced through the scouting ranks, ultimately becoming the Ravens’ director of pro personnel for six seasons (2003-08). Kokinis was hired to be the Cleveland Browns’ general manager in 2009. As a longtime member of Ozzie Newsome’s staff, Kokinis returned to the franchise in 2010, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge back to Baltimore.

2010-13: (with Baltimore): Assists in the evaluation of the team’s college and pro personnel...Also joins the defensive staff on game day in identifying personnel. 2010: Re-joined the team as the Ravens’ senior personnel assistant.

2009: (with Cleveland) 2009: Named the Browns’ general manager on Jan. 26, 2009.

1996-2008: (with Baltimore) 2003-08: Kokinis became the team’s director of pro personnel in 2003, overseeing all aspects of the pro football personnel department...In his six years as director, his role included assisting evaluating free agent talent, monitoring waiver wire transactions, and handling contract negotiations for later-round draft picks. 2000-02: Promoted to the Ravens’ assistant director of pro personnel in 2000...Conducted the advance scouting of Ravens opponents and provided reports to the coaches. 1996-99: Was the Ravens’ Northeast area scout for four years before moving over to pro personnel...Moved to Baltimore with the Modell franchise.

1991-95: (with Cleveland) Began his NFL scouting career with the Browns in 1991 after serving an internship in the team’s operations department.

College/Personal: Graduated from Hobart College with a B.A. in psychology and earned his master’s degree in sports management at the University of Richmond (1991), while working as a graduate assistant coach for the Spiders’ baseball team...He played both football and baseball during his collegiate career, earning ECAC Baseball Player of the Year honors in 1989 as a pitcher for the Statesmen, and was selected to represent the conference in a New York vs. New Jersey All-Star Game played at Yankee Stadium…A two sport athlete at Wethersfield (CT) HS, Kokinis received the John Warren Potter Memorial Award, which recognizes competitiveness, school and team spirit and outstanding character...George and his wife, Elizabeth, have a daughter, Marissa (14), and twins Peter and Ella (9).