Regis Eller has been named a college scout for the San Diego Chargers, replacing Tom Gibbons who was recently named the director of pro personnel for the Buffalo Bills. Eller will scout colleges in the Northeast region of the United States.
Eller, 30, has served the Chargers the last four seasons (2007-10) as the team’s Football Administrative Assistant in the coaching department.
“Regis is a perfect fit for the Chargers and his new role,” said general manager A.J. Smith. “He is very familiar with our personnel on the field and knows the kind of skills and abilities we look for in players. Plus, he has experience working on all levels: high school, college and the NFL. I’m confident Regis will be a strong asset to our scouting efforts.”
Prior to coming to the Chargers, Eller was an intern linebackers coach for the Minnesota Vikings in 2005. He also coached football for Breck High School in Minneapolis, where he attended and played linebacker. He later played linebacker at Northwestern University in 1999-00.
As a native of Minneapolis, football and the NFL have been a part of Eller’s life since birth. His father Carl Eller played 16 seasons in the NFL, including 15 with the Minnesota Vikings and was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2004.