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Ethan Waugh
Senior Player Personnel Coordinator

BIOGRAPHY

Ethan Waugh is in his 12th year with the 49ers and first as senior player personnel coordinator after having served three seasons as the team’s senior personnel assistant. In his role, he is based in Santa Clara, where he works with all aspects of player personnel. Waugh spent four seasons as the team’s Midwest regional scout.

Prior to being promoted to an area scout in 2008, Waugh served as the team’s personnel assistant where he was involved in a variety of areas, including the evaluation and scouting of college and professional players and working extensively with the 49ers’ scouting database.  

Waugh joined the 49ers after spending the previous two seasons at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he served as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator.  

Prior to his time at Illinois Wesleyan, Waugh served as an assistant at Western Carolina University from 1997-2001. While with the Catamounts, he coached on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball and assisted with special teams.

Waugh grew up in Vernon Hills, IL, and played defensive back for two years at Lake Forest College before transferring to Lawrence University where he played the slot and quarterback positions.  He is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence with a bachelor’s degree in history and earned a master’s degree in American History from Western Carolina in 1999.  

Waugh hails from a football family. His father, Maury, currently coaches at Trine University, his brother, Tucker, coaches the slotbacks at Army, and another brother, Adam, is the co-defensive coordinator/safeties at Louisiana-Monroe.

He and his wife, Allison, reside in San Jose, CA with their four sons.

Ethan Waugh is in his 12th year with the 49ers and first as senior player personnel coordinator after having served three seasons as the team’s senior personnel assistant. In his role, he is based in Santa Clara, where he works with all aspects of player personnel. Waugh spent four seasons as the team’s Midwest regional scout.

Prior to being promoted to an area scout in 2008, Waugh served as the team’s personnel assistant where he was involved in a variety of areas, including the evaluation and scouting of college and professional players and working extensively with the 49ers’ scouting database.  

Waugh joined the 49ers after spending the previous two seasons at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he served as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator.  

Prior to his time at Illinois Wesleyan, Waugh served as an assistant at Western Carolina University from 1997-2001. While with the Catamounts, he coached on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball and assisted with special teams.

Waugh grew up in Vernon Hills, IL, and played defensive back for two years at Lake Forest College before transferring to Lawrence University where he played the slot and quarterback positions.  He is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence with a bachelor’s degree in history and earned a master’s degree in American History from Western Carolina in 1999.  

Waugh hails from a football family. His father, Maury, currently coaches at Trine University, his brother, Tucker, coaches the slotbacks at Army, and another brother, Adam, is the co-defensive coordinator/safeties at Louisiana-Monroe.

He and his wife, Allison, reside in San Jose, CA with their four sons.

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