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he Vikings this week promoted Kelly Kleine, a former media relations intern who transitioned into the scouting department during the 2013 offseason, to the position of college scouting coordinator.
That promotion makes Kleine “one of the most preeminent members of the 14 women who work for NFL teams in football operations,” according to the Sporting News, which first reported the news of her elevated role.
The duties for Kleine, whose previous title was college scouting assistant, include scouting at college pro days and coordinating the team’s annual trip to the NFL scouting combine. She also helps out at practice. This week she was spotted using a stopwatch to clock the hang-time of punts.
“She does about 1,000 different things to say the least,” general manager Rick Spielman told Alex Marvez of the Sporting News. “She basically has her hands in all day-to-day operations on the personnel side.”
Kleine is not the only woman who has ascended in the team’s football administration department. Anne Doepner last year was promoted to director of football administration and assists executive vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski with contract negotiations.
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