CCU Football Names Rick Mueller Executive Director of Player Personnel
CONWAY - Rick Mueller, who has worked in professional football for over 20 years, has been named Coastal Carolina football's executive director of player personnel, Chanticleer head coach Joe Moglia announced today.
Mueller previously worked with Coach Moglia at the Omaha Nighthawks and most recently served as player personnel executive with Philadelphia Eagles. He has additionally served in executive roles with the United Football League, the New Orleans Saints, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Sacramento Gold Miners.
"I got to know Rick really well when we worked together with the Omaha Nighthawks," Moglia said. "I could not be more excited that he is part of our program. He has outstanding executive skill sets that not only will benefit our program specifically but would serve him well whether in the business world, the NFL or college athletics."
In his role with the Chanticleers, Mueller will work closely with recruiting coordinator Cory Bailey to help evaluate the entire recruiting process and will work closely with chief of staff George Glenn in our daily operations. He will additionally serve as the program's liaison with the NFL.
Mueller spent a total of five seasons with the Eagles, serving as the team's player personnel executive (2016), director of pro personnel (2014-15) and pro personnel executive (2012-13). While with Philadelphia, he coordinated all aspects of the pro scouting department, including preparation for the free agency signing period, advance scouting of upcoming opponents and evaluation of all players in the NFL and other professional football leagues.
Prior to Philadelphia, Mueller was a key component in the success of the UFL's inaugural season in 2009 when he was named the league's vice president and served as the general manager for all four teams. He was then hired as the general manager for the Omaha Nighthawks in 2010 and served in that capacity for two seasons.
Mueller spent eight seasons in the personnel department with the New Orleans Saints, where he was as the team's vice president of player personnel (2006-08) and director of player personnel (2000-06). His role in New Orleans ranged from evaluating NFL free agents, studying college prospects and supervising the organization's college and pro scouts.
Mueller came to the Saints after a six-year stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the club's director of college scouting (1998-2000) and college scout (1994-98).
In 1993, Mueller had his start in the front office side of professional football, working as the director of player personnel and wide receivers coach for the Canadian Football League's Sacramento Gold Miners.
In 1992, Mueller was a defensive assistant and special teams coach for the World League's Sacramento Surge as they posted an 8-2 record and captured the World Bowl championship.
A graduate assistant at Washington State from 1990-92, Mueller was the team's quarterbacks coach, head junior varsity coach and recruiting coordinator.
Mueller was a three-year starter at quarterback at the University of Puget Sound and earned a degree in communications from that university in 1990. He and his wife, Andrea, have twin sons, Chase and Rhett, and a daughter, Emry.
MUELLER'S CAREER TIMELINE
1990-92 Washington State (Graduate Assistant)
1992 Sacramento Surge (Defensive Assistant/Special Teams Coach)
1993 Sacramento Gold Miners (Director of Player Personnel/Wide Receivers Coach)
1994-98 Jacksonville Jaguars (College Scout)
1998-2000 Jacksonville Jaguars (Director of College Scouting)
2000-06 New Orleans Saints (Director of Player Personnel)
2006-08 New Orleans Saints (Vice President of Player Personnel)
2009 United Football League (Vice President/General Manager)
2010-11 Omaha Nighthawks (General Manager)
2012-13 Philadelphia Eagles (Pro Personnel Executive)
2014-15 Philadelphia Eagles (Director of Pro Personnel)
2016 Philadelphia Eagles (Player Personnel Executive)
2018-pres. Coastal Carolina (Executive Director of Player Personnel)