Bears announce historic new staff hire for 2023

Bears announce historic new staff hire for 2023


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Bears announced on Wednesday that they have hired Darby Dunnagan as their new Director of Video Operations.

Dunnagan is set to replace Dave Hendrickson, who will retire in June after spending 28 seasons with the team.

This appointment is historic, as it makes Dunnagan the first female Director of Video Operations in the 103-year history of the Bears.

The move marks a significant moment for the NFL and for women in sports.

Dunnagan's appointment as the highest-ranking woman in football video across the NFL is a testament to her experience, knowledge, and leadership skills.

General Manager Ryan Poles expressed his excitement at having Dunnagan join the Bears organization in a press release on Wednesday.

"We are excited to welcome Darby in to lead our video operations," general manager Ryan Poles said. "Her leadership, experience and track record make her a great addition to our organization, and we can't wait to see how she helps our players, coaches and staff. This role is critical to our preparation and Darby has the traits to help us at a high level. We also want to thank Dave for his contributions to the club and wish him well in retirement."

This announcement is a positive step for the NFL and for the advancement of women in sports.

It highlights the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and underscores the significant role that women can play in leadership positions in the world of sports.

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