Bears hire director of analytics
Phil Emery (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY)
Phil Emery (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY)
Posted Jun 19, 2013

Bears GM Phil Emery announced today the team has hired Mitchell Tanney as director of analytics.

LAKE FOREST, IL — The Chicago Bears and General Manager Phil Emery announced today that they have hired Mitchell Tanney as director of analytics.

Tanney will help advance the team’s analytical capabilities by developing additional techniques to identify, extract and analyze data to support decisions throughout the football operations department. His two primary research areas to enhance the Bears analytical capacities will be in player evaluation concepts and game situation principles.

Tanney has been manager of football products and manager of sports analytics for STATS LLC for the past two years, helping create and manage many of the company’s advanced football statistics for NFL and collegiate football analysis. He was the product manager of STATS’ ICE platform, a system that aligns a team’s analytical data to player records to scouting video. Tanney also analyzed 30-plus years of historical data to identify key statistical categories that influence game outcomes to create winning formulas for NFL franchises.

From 2006-09, Tanney was both a quarterback (playing for the AFL, AF2, IFL and Swedish SuperSeries) and assistant coach for his alma mater Monmouth College.

As a quarterback at Monmouth, Tanney was a team captain, was named conference player of the year and was a Division III National Player of the Year runner-up. He graduated from Monmouth Summa Cum Laude in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Spanish. He received his MBA from the University of Iowa in 2011.

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