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David Chadd

Vice President, Assistant General Manager

Enters his 15th season with the Tigers and the fourth full season in his current role after being named to the position on August 7, 2015...joined the organization on November 4, 2004 as Vice President, Amateur Scouting.

Is responsible for assisting Al Avila with the day-to-day baseball operations of the organization and the Major League club.

Guided the club in its selections of Alex Avila, Nicholas Castellanos, Chad Green, Corey Knebel, James McCann, Andrew Miller, Rick Porcello, Drew Smyly and Devon Travis during his tenure as Vice President, Amateur Scouting.

Recognized by Baseball America as the top scouting director of the 2000s in June 2010.

Prior to joining the Tigers, Chadd spent three seasons as the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Boston Red Sox, signing Jon Lester, Jonathan Papelbon and 2008 American League Most Valuable Player Dustin Pedroia.

Spent eight seasons (1994-2001) in the Florida Marlins scouting department, last serving as the Director of Scouting during the 2001 season...joined the Marlins as an area scout in the Midwest in 1994, before being promoted to Midwest crosschecker in 1998.

Chadd spent four years as an assistant coach with Kansas State (1992-93) and Wichita State (1990-91).

Played outfield for Kansas State University and was named an All-American in 1988.

Earned a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in athletic administration from Wichita State.

Inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame on January 30, 2010.

He and his wife, Janet, reside in Detroit with their children Drew, Nate, Haley and Hannah.