Head coach Nick Saban announced the return of Ed Marynowitz to The University of Alabama as the Crimson Tide’s associate athletics director for football.

In his new role, Marynowitz will work with the Crimson Tide’s player personnel department and football operations while assisting with athletic administration.

“Ed did an outstanding job during his time with us at Alabama, and we are extremely excited to have him return to our staff,” Saban said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge from both the NFL and collegiate level and will be a tremendous asset to our program.”

Marynowitz served as the Philadelphia Eagles Vice President of Player Personnel in 2015. In that role he oversaw the Eagles player personal department, ran their pro and college scouting office and handled the preparation for the NFL Draft and free agency. Marynowitz joined Philadelphia in 2012 as the team’s assistant director of pro scouting and was later elevated to assistant director of player personnel.

“This was a unique opportunity to return to The University of Alabama and one that I am very excited about,” Marynowitz said. “Alabama has always been a special place for me and working for Coach Saban again was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Marynowitz originally joined the Alabama staff in December of 2008 as the Director of Player Personnel. During his tenure with the Crimson Tide, Marynowitz was instrumental in helping construct three No. 1 recruiting classes with all four classes ranking in the top five nationally. The recruiting classes during his tenure produced nine players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft and Alabama posted a 36-4 record during his three seasons in Tuscaloosa.

With the Dolphins, Marynowitz worked under general manager Jeff Ireland and executive vice president of football operations Bill Parcells. Prior to Miami, Marynowitz spent two years on staff at the University of Central Florida under George O'Leary. He served as a graduate assistant during the 2006 season, working primarily with football operations before joining the staff on a full-time basis for the 2007 season as the Knights' recruiting administrator.

He is married to the former Codie Davis and the couple have two children, Ward and Whit.