Jaguars officially hire 49ers exec Ethan Waugh as assistant GM

The Jacksonville Jaguars made it official today, adding former San Francisco 49ers executive Ethan Waugh to the team’s front office as an assistant general manager. A move that was expected to happen for nearly a month now has finally come to fruition.

“We are excited to add Ethan to our organization,” Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “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.”

Waugh has 17 years of front office experience with the 49ers, most recently serving as the team’s vice president of player personnel, overseeing the college scouting staff and daily operations.

He also previously served as the team’s midwest regional scout (2008-11), senior personnel assistant (2012-14) and the team’s senior player personnel coordinator (2015-17), beginning his tenure with the team as a personnel assistant, involved with the evaluation and scouting of college football and pro players.

Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke worked previously with Waugh, serving as the 49ers’ director of players personnel (2008-09), vice president of player personnel (2010) and the team’s GM (2011-16). Now, the two will be reunited.

Shortly after it was reported that Waugh would be added to the team’s front office, Baalke stated that the news of his…

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