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Thomas Dimitroff
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General Manager Thomas Dimitroff is entering his 10th season in the role for the Falcons in 2017. Over the last two seasons, Dimitroff and Head Coach Dan Quinn have crafted a roster focused on fast, physical, and relentless players. This team-building approach spurred the Falcons to an NFC title and Super Bowl appearance for the second time in 2016. Over his nine seasons in Atlanta, the Falcons have posted 85 wins during the regular season, have made five postseason appearances and have added cornerstone players; QB Matt Ryan, WR Julio Jones, CB Desmond Trufant, T Jake Matthews, CB Robert Alford, OLB Vic Beasley, RB Devonta Freeman, S Keanu Neal, and LB Deion Jones in the draft.

A two-time Executive of the Year honoree by Sporting News (2008 & 2010), Dimitroff has been the architect of the most successful run in franchise history, including five consecutive winning seasons from 2008-2012 and three straight playoff berths - a first in franchise history.

Prior to the start of the 2015 campaign, Dimitroff was tasked with assisting Owner & Chairman Arthur Blank with finding a new head coach. Following a lengthy search, Blank decided on former the Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator, Quinn. The Super Bowl pedigree that Dimitroff brought from New England was partnered with Quinn and his consecutive Super Bowl appearances in Seattle (2013 & 2014), including a win in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos. It was very clear to Quinn early on how he envisioned his relationship with Dimitroff.

“When I had a chance to talk to some other clubs as I went through it, this one was the best fit for me,” Quinn said during his introductory press conference. “Starting with Mr. Blank and then with Thomas. He was the guy that I connected with right away, that I knew I wanted to partner with. I saw that relationship work strongly in Seattle with Pete [Carroll] and John [Schneider]. That’s what I was looking for, somebody to partner up with to do it together. When I had a chance to connect with Thomas, we had a lot of mutual friends, guys that I respect in the business, but it was that partnership made this one so unique for me.”

In the first year of the Dimitroff/Quinn partnership, the Birds finished 8-8 but won two of their final three games of the season. The foundation and vision for this team were put in place and a new demeanor and direction for the Falcons was evident. Dimitroff added talent to the roster with the help of Quinn’s clear vision and the unified direction of the two men contributed to a perfectly executed plan during the 2016 offseason.

Once the 2015 season ended, Dimitroff and Quinn devised a plan to add the pieces that Quinn needed to build this team in their shared vision. Including tendering three players, the Falcons made 18 moves prior to the NFL Draft including signing three-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack, DE Derrick Shelby, and WR Mohamed Sanu. Free agency was just the beginning of their plan, Dimitroff and Quinn’s focus quickly turned to the draft, where they owned five picks to start the weekend.

The execution of the 2016 draft was precise and addressed the specific needs and positions that Dimitroff and Quinn deemed as priorities. They wanted to add fast and physical players on both sides of the ball and they did so by adding S Keanu Neal, LB Deion Jones, TE Austin Hooper, LB De’Vondre Campbell, G Wes Schweitzer and WR Devin Fuller.

There is no question that Dimitroff and Quinn share an exact vision for this team on the field. They have worked in lockstep to build a roster that can compete for the NFC South while embodying all the characteristics that can make the fan base proud of the product on the field.

Dimitroff and Quinn’s vision blossomed during the 2016 season, as the Falcons won 11 games on their way to capturing a fourth NFC South title and securing the conference’s second seed in the playoffs. Atlanta led the NFL in scoring offense and average yards per play while also ranking second in total offense last season. The Falcons ‘build through the draft and supplement in free agency’ approach saw six players brought to Atlanta by Dimitroff named to the Pro Bowl in Vic Beasley Jr. (1), Matt Bryant, Devonta Freeman (2), Julio Jones (4), Mack (4), and Matt Ryan (4).

A testament to how Dimitroff and Quinn have reshaped the club’s roster over the last two seasons, the Falcons return nine offensive starters and 18 defensive players that started at least one game. With most of its core players returning, ESPN listed the Falcons as the top roster in the NFL entering 2017. The duo began the 2017 offseason by focusing on retaining as many players from the NFC championship winning squad as possible. Atlanta tendered WR Taylor Gabriel, S Ricardo Allen, G Ben Garland, and CB Akeem King. The team then extended or re-signed six players, including QB Matt Schaub, DT Courtney Upshaw, TE Levine Toilolo, LB LeRoy Reynolds, and S Kemal Ishmael.

Prior to the 2017 NFL Draft, Dimitroff signed CB Desmond Trufant to a five-year contract extension locking up one of the game’s top cover cornerbacks for the next six years. Under Dimitroff, the club has made a habit of extending its core players prior to them reaching free agency. Another example of this commitment to pillar players came prior to Atlanta’s first preseason game of 2017 when the club announced a five-year extension for Freeman.

Ardent believers in building through the draft, Dimitroff and Quinn added six players to the brotherhood in April. Looking to continue to add speed and talent to the defense, Atlanta traded up five spots in the first round to select DE Takkarist McKinley out of UCLA. The club added LB Duke Riley, a passionate and competitive defender out of LSU, in the third round. The Falcons would switch gears in the fourth round taking yet another player with NFL-lineage in Oregon State’s G Sean Harlow. Dimitroff pulled San Diego State S Damontae Kazee’s name off the board as the first of three fifth round picks, followed by Wyoming RB Brian Hill, and Drake TE Eric Saubert.

“Dan and I talked about this at the beginning of the draft, we were really hoping to split the draft between offense and defense, and we feel we accomplished what we were looking to accomplish in this draft,” said Dimitroff. “[We are] really encouraged by where we are. Our contributors, potential contributors on this team, from not only on the field again but the type of people they are, as far as adding to our culture here from the standpoint of highly competitive guys, gritty guys, driven guys, and focused guys. We’re really excited.”

In their first offseason together, Dimitroff and Quinn began the process of laying the foundation for how Quinn envisioned the way his team should look on the field. Dimitroff and his personnel department made 21 moves prior to the draft as they re-calibrated the roster.

When the free agency period began, Atlanta focused on adding speed to both sides of the ball. Dimitroff and the Falcons signed 12 players in free agency including; OLB Brooks Reed, and DE Adrian Clayborn.

With the focus turned to the Draft, Dimitroff and Quinn honed in on the defensive side of the ball and addressing the team’s pass rush. With the eighth overall pick, Atlanta selected Adairsville, GA native, and Clemson OLB Vic Beasley. Dimitroff and Quinn went defense again in the second round when they added LSU cornerback Jalen Collins before addressing a couple of offensive needs in the third (RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana) and fourth (WR Justin Hardy, ECU) rounds. The Falcons went back to Clemson University for their fifth-round selection and added Conyers, GA native DT Grady Jarrett. Atlanta finished out the 2015 Draft with two seventh round picks (T Jake Rodgers, Eastern Washington and CB Akeem King, San Jose State).

From 2013-14, Atlanta struggled to find sustained success on the field and compiled a 10-22 record, while suffering through significant injuries to key players and losses in close games. Following the 2013 season, Dimitroff added Scott Pioli as the assistant general manager. Pioli and Dimitroff worked together with the New England Patriots from 2002-07. In the 2014 Draft, Dimitroff targeted the top left tackle in the draft, Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews. Matthews was selected as the sixth overall pick and was the highest the Falcons have selected in the Draft since 2008 when they held the third overall pick.

Two other gems from the 2014 class were Freeman and Allen. Both Freeman and Allen became starters for the Falcons in 2015 and experienced breakout performances. Freeman was named to his first Pro Bowl after recording 1,056 rushing yards, 73 receptions, 578 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns. Allen tallied 68 tackles, five passes defensed, three interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery while starting 14 games in 2015.

Dimitroff’s calculated, yet aggressive tactics on draft day came into play once again during the 2013 Draft. Since arriving in Atlanta, the Falcons have made at least one trade during the draft and that approach continued in 2013. Atlanta held the 30th pick in the first round, but they knew the player they coveted would not make it past the 23rd selection. Dimitroff called one of his former lieutenants and now General Manager of the St. Louis Rams, Les Snead, who held the 22nd pick. The trade allowed the Falcons to acquire Trufant from the University of Washington. Trufant was the player Atlanta had their sights set on the entire time, but Dimitroff knew they would have to be aggressive to make sure they obtained their target.

Atlanta won 36 games from 2010-12, which included three straight playoff berths and one trip to the NFC Championship Game. There has never been a more successful three-year stretch in franchise history, and Dimitroff was the architect of those teams.

The success of the Falcons under the guidance of Dimitroff has been obtained by adding pieces in every way possible. He has been active in free agency and trades, all while staying true to the formula of building the base of your team through the Draft. Dimitroff’s has made several notable acquisitions during his tenure. He has drafted or signed 13 players that have been named to a combined 24 Pro Bowls.

Dimitroff’s landmark acquisition came during the 2011 Draft. His philosophy of addressing the needs of the team and being aggressive if the organization believes it is the right move was put on display once again. Atlanta held the 27th overall pick entering the draft. While most thought Dimitroff would stay put and take the best player available at 27, he had a different thought. Dimitroff reached out to the Cleveland Browns, who held the number six pick, in hopes of landing an impactful player to help the team. With Dimitroff’s keen sense for the draft and talent evaluation, the Falcons manufactured a trade with the Browns and selected University of Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones with the sixth pick.

Jones has become one of the top receivers in the NFL since 2011 and has been named to four Pro Bowls. In 2015, Jones earned his second straight Pro Bowl selection after leading the NFL with 1,871 receiving yards and tying for the league lead with 136 receptions. He was named an All-Pro selection by the Associated Press, Pro Football Focus, Yahoo!, and Sporting News.

The 2009 Atlanta Falcons capped off their first back-to-back winning seasons in the history of the franchise with a 20-10 victory at Tampa Bay in the season finale. For long-time Falcons fans, this was quite a monumental feat. But for Dimitroff and his staff, this was just another block in the foundation for his vision for this organization.

Once becoming the general manager in 2008, Dimitroff’s first move was signing talented free agent running back Michael Turner from San Diego. Turner fittingly exploded onto the scene as a full-time starter for the first time in his career, finishing with 1,699 rushing yards with a club record 17 touchdowns on his way to his first Pro Bowl, while finishing second in MVP voting.

Dimitroff’s initial ‘08 draft was a windfall, delivering franchise quarterback Matt Ryan, the consensus NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, starting left tackle Sam Baker, starting middle linebacker and All-NFL rookie selection, Curtis Lofton, and eventual starting free safety Thomas DeCoud. His adept choices also included solid contributors in wide receiver Harry Douglas and defensive end, Kroy Biermann.

He is responsible for all aspects of football operations with the Falcons and working with Quinn when constructing the roster. He has final authority over all the signing of free agents, the selection of players in the draft, and trades. He also handles coordinating other football-related activities with Coach Quinn.

Dimitroff climbed his way up the NFL mountain to general manager by working his way through the scouting ranks as a combine/BLESTO Scout, an area scout, national scout, and Director of College Scouting.

His father was a big influence on his life. Tom Dimitroff was a high school, college, and pro coach turned NFL scout (and a former NFL quarterback for the old Boston Patriots). Other key influences that have also helped shape Dimitroff’s philosophy today include Falcons Assistant General Manager Scott Pioli and New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick.

The younger Dimitroff took a genuine desire for scouting players to the ultimate level early in his life. He became the Canadian Scouting Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL in 1990 as his first taste into the world of scouting. In 1992, he moved on to the World League of American Football, where he scouted all NFL, CFL and World League rosters while tracking player transactions for the NFL’s developmental league.

Dimitroff’s career aspirations brought him to the NFL and the Detroit Lions where he became a College Scout in 1994. It was in his years as Scout for the Lions that he was introduced to Atlanta for the first time while evaluating the Southeastern part of the country. From there, Dimitroff made his way back to Cleveland in 1998 as a College Scout for the Browns for four years before landing with the Patriots in 2002.

During his five years as the Director of College Scouting in New England (2003-07), he was responsible for overseeing area scouts who evaluated all of the nation’s college prospects while scouting and tracking the development and availability of drafted players. The Patriots had a 77–17 overall record in Dimitroff’s tenure and they won back to back Super Bowls in 2003 (XXXVIII) and 2004 (XXXIX), while making a historic march on a perfect 2007 regular season.

Dimitroff captained his college team as a defensive back at the University of Guelph (Canada) from 1987–1989. He was born in Barberton, Ohio, in 1966. Thomas has one son, Mason and one daughter, Aja Neve.

General Manager Thomas Dimitroff is entering his 10th season in the role for the Falcons in 2017. Over the last two seasons, Dimitroff and Head Coach Dan Quinn have crafted a roster focused on fast, physical, and relentless players. This team-building approach spurred the Falcons to an NFC title and Super Bowl appearance for the second time in 2016. Over his nine seasons in Atlanta, the Falcons have posted 85 wins during the regular season, have made five postseason appearances and have added cornerstone players; QB Matt Ryan, WR Julio Jones, CB Desmond Trufant, T Jake Matthews, CB Robert Alford, OLB Vic Beasley, RB Devonta Freeman, S Keanu Neal, and LB Deion Jones in the draft.

A two-time Executive of the Year honoree by Sporting News (2008 & 2010), Dimitroff has been the architect of the most successful run in franchise history, including five consecutive winning seasons from 2008-2012 and three straight playoff berths - a first in franchise history.

Prior to the start of the 2015 campaign, Dimitroff was tasked with assisting Owner & Chairman Arthur Blank with finding a new head coach. Following a lengthy search, Blank decided on former the Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator, Quinn. The Super Bowl pedigree that Dimitroff brought from New England was partnered with Quinn and his consecutive Super Bowl appearances in Seattle (2013 & 2014), including a win in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos. It was very clear to Quinn early on how he envisioned his relationship with Dimitroff.

“When I had a chance to talk to some other clubs as I went through it, this one was the best fit for me,” Quinn said during his introductory press conference. “Starting with Mr. Blank and then with Thomas. He was the guy that I connected with right away, that I knew I wanted to partner with. I saw that relationship work strongly in Seattle with Pete [Carroll] and John [Schneider]. That’s what I was looking for, somebody to partner up with to do it together. When I had a chance to connect with Thomas, we had a lot of mutual friends, guys that I respect in the business, but it was that partnership made this one so unique for me.”

In the first year of the Dimitroff/Quinn partnership, the Birds finished 8-8 but won two of their final three games of the season. The foundation and vision for this team were put in place and a new demeanor and direction for the Falcons was evident. Dimitroff added talent to the roster with the help of Quinn’s clear vision and the unified direction of the two men contributed to a perfectly executed plan during the 2016 offseason.

Once the 2015 season ended, Dimitroff and Quinn devised a plan to add the pieces that Quinn needed to build this team in their shared vision. Including tendering three players, the Falcons made 18 moves prior to the NFL Draft including signing three-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack, DE Derrick Shelby, and WR Mohamed Sanu. Free agency was just the beginning of their plan, Dimitroff and Quinn’s focus quickly turned to the draft, where they owned five picks to start the weekend.

The execution of the 2016 draft was precise and addressed the specific needs and positions that Dimitroff and Quinn deemed as priorities. They wanted to add fast and physical players on both sides of the ball and they did so by adding S Keanu Neal, LB Deion Jones, TE Austin Hooper, LB De’Vondre Campbell, G Wes Schweitzer and WR Devin Fuller.

There is no question that Dimitroff and Quinn share an exact vision for this team on the field. They have worked in lockstep to build a roster that can compete for the NFC South while embodying all the characteristics that can make the fan base proud of the product on the field.

Dimitroff and Quinn’s vision blossomed during the 2016 season, as the Falcons won 11 games on their way to capturing a fourth NFC South title and securing the conference’s second seed in the playoffs. Atlanta led the NFL in scoring offense and average yards per play while also ranking second in total offense last season. The Falcons ‘build through the draft and supplement in free agency’ approach saw six players brought to Atlanta by Dimitroff named to the Pro Bowl in Vic Beasley Jr. (1), Matt Bryant, Devonta Freeman (2), Julio Jones (4), Mack (4), and Matt Ryan (4).

A testament to how Dimitroff and Quinn have reshaped the club’s roster over the last two seasons, the Falcons return nine offensive starters and 18 defensive players that started at least one game. With most of its core players returning, ESPN listed the Falcons as the top roster in the NFL entering 2017. The duo began the 2017 offseason by focusing on retaining as many players from the NFC championship winning squad as possible. Atlanta tendered WR Taylor Gabriel, S Ricardo Allen, G Ben Garland, and CB Akeem King. The team then extended or re-signed six players, including QB Matt Schaub, DT Courtney Upshaw, TE Levine Toilolo, LB LeRoy Reynolds, and S Kemal Ishmael.

Prior to the 2017 NFL Draft, Dimitroff signed CB Desmond Trufant to a five-year contract extension locking up one of the game’s top cover cornerbacks for the next six years. Under Dimitroff, the club has made a habit of extending its core players prior to them reaching free agency. Another example of this commitment to pillar players came prior to Atlanta’s first preseason game of 2017 when the club announced a five-year extension for Freeman.

Ardent believers in building through the draft, Dimitroff and Quinn added six players to the brotherhood in April. Looking to continue to add speed and talent to the defense, Atlanta traded up five spots in the first round to select DE Takkarist McKinley out of UCLA. The club added LB Duke Riley, a passionate and competitive defender out of LSU, in the third round. The Falcons would switch gears in the fourth round taking yet another player with NFL-lineage in Oregon State’s G Sean Harlow. Dimitroff pulled San Diego State S Damontae Kazee’s name off the board as the first of three fifth round picks, followed by Wyoming RB Brian Hill, and Drake TE Eric Saubert.

“Dan and I talked about this at the beginning of the draft, we were really hoping to split the draft between offense and defense, and we feel we accomplished what we were looking to accomplish in this draft,” said Dimitroff. “[We are] really encouraged by where we are. Our contributors, potential contributors on this team, from not only on the field again but the type of people they are, as far as adding to our culture here from the standpoint of highly competitive guys, gritty guys, driven guys, and focused guys. We’re really excited.”

In their first offseason together, Dimitroff and Quinn began the process of laying the foundation for how Quinn envisioned the way his team should look on the field. Dimitroff and his personnel department made 21 moves prior to the draft as they re-calibrated the roster.

When the free agency period began, Atlanta focused on adding speed to both sides of the ball. Dimitroff and the Falcons signed 12 players in free agency including; OLB Brooks Reed, and DE Adrian Clayborn.

With the focus turned to the Draft, Dimitroff and Quinn honed in on the defensive side of the ball and addressing the team’s pass rush. With the eighth overall pick, Atlanta selected Adairsville, GA native, and Clemson OLB Vic Beasley. Dimitroff and Quinn went defense again in the second round when they added LSU cornerback Jalen Collins before addressing a couple of offensive needs in the third (RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana) and fourth (WR Justin Hardy, ECU) rounds. The Falcons went back to Clemson University for their fifth-round selection and added Conyers, GA native DT Grady Jarrett. Atlanta finished out the 2015 Draft with two seventh round picks (T Jake Rodgers, Eastern Washington and CB Akeem King, San Jose State).

From 2013-14, Atlanta struggled to find sustained success on the field and compiled a 10-22 record, while suffering through significant injuries to key players and losses in close games. Following the 2013 season, Dimitroff added Scott Pioli as the assistant general manager. Pioli and Dimitroff worked together with the New England Patriots from 2002-07. In the 2014 Draft, Dimitroff targeted the top left tackle in the draft, Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews. Matthews was selected as the sixth overall pick and was the highest the Falcons have selected in the Draft since 2008 when they held the third overall pick.

Two other gems from the 2014 class were Freeman and Allen. Both Freeman and Allen became starters for the Falcons in 2015 and experienced breakout performances. Freeman was named to his first Pro Bowl after recording 1,056 rushing yards, 73 receptions, 578 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns. Allen tallied 68 tackles, five passes defensed, three interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery while starting 14 games in 2015.

Dimitroff’s calculated, yet aggressive tactics on draft day came into play once again during the 2013 Draft. Since arriving in Atlanta, the Falcons have made at least one trade during the draft and that approach continued in 2013. Atlanta held the 30th pick in the first round, but they knew the player they coveted would not make it past the 23rd selection. Dimitroff called one of his former lieutenants and now General Manager of the St. Louis Rams, Les Snead, who held the 22nd pick. The trade allowed the Falcons to acquire Trufant from the University of Washington. Trufant was the player Atlanta had their sights set on the entire time, but Dimitroff knew they would have to be aggressive to make sure they obtained their target.

Atlanta won 36 games from 2010-12, which included three straight playoff berths and one trip to the NFC Championship Game. There has never been a more successful three-year stretch in franchise history, and Dimitroff was the architect of those teams.

The success of the Falcons under the guidance of Dimitroff has been obtained by adding pieces in every way possible. He has been active in free agency and trades, all while staying true to the formula of building the base of your team through the Draft. Dimitroff’s has made several notable acquisitions during his tenure. He has drafted or signed 13 players that have been named to a combined 24 Pro Bowls.

Dimitroff’s landmark acquisition came during the 2011 Draft. His philosophy of addressing the needs of the team and being aggressive if the organization believes it is the right move was put on display once again. Atlanta held the 27th overall pick entering the draft. While most thought Dimitroff would stay put and take the best player available at 27, he had a different thought. Dimitroff reached out to the Cleveland Browns, who held the number six pick, in hopes of landing an impactful player to help the team. With Dimitroff’s keen sense for the draft and talent evaluation, the Falcons manufactured a trade with the Browns and selected University of Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones with the sixth pick.

Jones has become one of the top receivers in the NFL since 2011 and has been named to four Pro Bowls. In 2015, Jones earned his second straight Pro Bowl selection after leading the NFL with 1,871 receiving yards and tying for the league lead with 136 receptions. He was named an All-Pro selection by the Associated Press, Pro Football Focus, Yahoo!, and Sporting News.

The 2009 Atlanta Falcons capped off their first back-to-back winning seasons in the history of the franchise with a 20-10 victory at Tampa Bay in the season finale. For long-time Falcons fans, this was quite a monumental feat. But for Dimitroff and his staff, this was just another block in the foundation for his vision for this organization.

Once becoming the general manager in 2008, Dimitroff’s first move was signing talented free agent running back Michael Turner from San Diego. Turner fittingly exploded onto the scene as a full-time starter for the first time in his career, finishing with 1,699 rushing yards with a club record 17 touchdowns on his way to his first Pro Bowl, while finishing second in MVP voting.

Dimitroff’s initial ‘08 draft was a windfall, delivering franchise quarterback Matt Ryan, the consensus NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, starting left tackle Sam Baker, starting middle linebacker and All-NFL rookie selection, Curtis Lofton, and eventual starting free safety Thomas DeCoud. His adept choices also included solid contributors in wide receiver Harry Douglas and defensive end, Kroy Biermann.

He is responsible for all aspects of football operations with the Falcons and working with Quinn when constructing the roster. He has final authority over all the signing of free agents, the selection of players in the draft, and trades. He also handles coordinating other football-related activities with Coach Quinn.

Dimitroff climbed his way up the NFL mountain to general manager by working his way through the scouting ranks as a combine/BLESTO Scout, an area scout, national scout, and Director of College Scouting.

His father was a big influence on his life. Tom Dimitroff was a high school, college, and pro coach turned NFL scout (and a former NFL quarterback for the old Boston Patriots). Other key influences that have also helped shape Dimitroff’s philosophy today include Falcons Assistant General Manager Scott Pioli and New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick.

The younger Dimitroff took a genuine desire for scouting players to the ultimate level early in his life. He became the Canadian Scouting Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL in 1990 as his first taste into the world of scouting. In 1992, he moved on to the World League of American Football, where he scouted all NFL, CFL and World League rosters while tracking player transactions for the NFL’s developmental league.

Dimitroff’s career aspirations brought him to the NFL and the Detroit Lions where he became a College Scout in 1994. It was in his years as Scout for the Lions that he was introduced to Atlanta for the first time while evaluating the Southeastern part of the country. From there, Dimitroff made his way back to Cleveland in 1998 as a College Scout for the Browns for four years before landing with the Patriots in 2002.

During his five years as the Director of College Scouting in New England (2003-07), he was responsible for overseeing area scouts who evaluated all of the nation’s college prospects while scouting and tracking the development and availability of drafted players. The Patriots had a 77–17 overall record in Dimitroff’s tenure and they won back to back Super Bowls in 2003 (XXXVIII) and 2004 (XXXIX), while making a historic march on a perfect 2007 regular season.

Dimitroff captained his college team as a defensive back at the University of Guelph (Canada) from 1987–1989. He was born in Barberton, Ohio, in 1966. Thomas has one son, Mason and one daughter, Aja Neve.