The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have promoted Karl Pierburg to Senior Director of Football Systems.
"Karl has done a great job designing and developing systems for our personnel department and coaching staff," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "He will continue to be an instrumental member of our department as we strive to improve our scouting techniques and utilize technology to enhance our football operations."
Pierburg is entering his 10th season with Falcons where he directs the team's football systems department and works on various special projects for the club's personnel department and coaching staff. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, Pierburg worked for the Chicago Bears for three seasons as IT manager for football systems. During his time in Chicago, he handled extensive development work on coaching systems and college and pro scouting systems. He developed a system that allowed area scouts to manage rosters, write scouting reports, and access other pertinent information.
"Under Karl's leadership, we have developed some of the best football systems in the NFL," Vice President of Information Technology Danny Branch said. "He is able to effectively leverage technology to address opportunities and challenges encountered by our football operations department."
Pierburg is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science. He was a four-year letterman in football, earning first team honors and academic all-conference first team honors as an offensive guard. Karl and his wife, Kathy, have two daughters, Anna, and Ellie, and a son, Jonathan.