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Dave Uyrus
Regional Scout

Biography

Dave Uyrus joined the Lions’ personnel department as an area scout in June 2000, and 2013 marks his 14th season with the club. Prior to joining the club’s scouting staff, Uyrus spent seven years (1994-2000) with New England. He started as their assistant director of pro scouting (1994-96) and then was director of pro scouting for three years (1997-99). Uyrus worked as a national scout for the Patriots in 2000.

Uyrus has been coaching and scouting in the collegiate and professional ranks for nearly 40 years, beginning with his first job in 1974 as freshman coach of his alma mater, Middlebury College. In 1975 he coached the varsity tight ends at Brown University and the following year he was an assistant coach at Lee High School in Lee, Massachusetts. He then joined Dick MacPherson’s staff at Massachusetts as a graduate assistant in 1977-78 before moving on to American International in 1979 and Merchant Marine Academy in 1980.

Following those stints, Uyrus then re-joined MacPherson’s staff at Syracuse in 1981. He spent 10 seasons (1981-90) with the Orangeman, six as the tight ends and special teams coach (1985-90). He moved into the professional ranks after MacPherson was named the head coach of the Patriots in 1991. He spent the 1991-92 campaigns as the Patriots’ assistant defensive line and special teams coach before coaching the tight ends and special teams at Cornell in 1993.

As a player, Uyrus earned honorable mention Little All-American, All-ECAC and All-New England Small College honors as a junior at Middlebury.

He and his wife, Heidi, have two daughters: Haley and Gwendolyn.

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