The Patriots have hired Frank Edgerly for a position in their scouting department, the Asbury Park Press reports today. Edgerly has served the last 10 years as head coach at Red Bank Catholic High School.
Reporters Steven Falk and Tony Graham have the details of Edgerly's appointment, noting that Edgerly first met Bill Belichick at training camp. From the story:
Edgerly said he spent a few days at Patriots' training camp last summer and stayed in contact via e-mail with Belichick in the ensuing months.
Then, around the time of the NFL draft in late April, Belichick e-mailed Edgerly that there might be a position available for him in the organization.
"His contacting me right around draft time came out of the blue," Edgerly said. "It wasn't even in my thought process."