2018 FRONT OFFICE
ANDREW C H R I S
VICE PRESIDENT, PLAYER PERSONNEL VICE PRESIDENT, FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION
Andrew Berry was named the Browns’ vice president of
player personnel on Jan. 27, 2016. He joined the Browns
after spending the previous seven seasons (2009-15) in
the Indianapolis Colts front office, including the last four
as pro scouting coordinator.
With the Browns, Berry helps lead all talent evaluation
efforts for the club, including college prospects and
NFL free agents. He also helps in overseeing the club’s
scouting department and works closely with General
Manager John Dorsey, Assistant General Manager Eliot
Wolf, Vice President of Player Personnel Alonzo Highsmith
and Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta.
Berry started with the Colts in 2009 as a scouting
assistant and was promoted to pro scout in 2011 before
being elevated to pro scouting coordinator in 2012. During
his time in Indianapolis, the Colts won four AFC South
titles, made five postseason appearances and advanced
to Super Bowl XLIV. From 2009-15, Indianapolis won 67
games, the sixth-most in the NFL during that span.
In the Colts’ front office, Berry managed the free agency
process, scouted upcoming opponents and evaluated
NFL players and players from other professional leagues.
He also assisted with college scouting, preparation for
the NFL draft and participated in contract negotiations
during free agency.
Berry graduated from Harvard University cum laude with
a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree
in computer science in four years. While at Harvard,
he was a four-year starter as a cornerback and was a
three-time All-Ivy League team selection and an All-
America honoree. He totaled 125 career tackles and five
interceptions playing for the Crimson.
Berry was one of five finalists for the John Wooden
Citizenship Cup, which is awarded to the nation’s highestachieving
student-athlete who best displays character,
teamwork and citizenship. He was a finalist for the Draddy
Trophy as the national scholar-athlete of the year and
was named the 2009 Football Championship Subdivision
Athletic Director Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Chris Cooper is in his fifth season with the Browns and
first as vice president, football administration. Cooper,
who is in his 11th season in the NFL, initially joined the
club as director of football administration in 2014.
In his role, Cooper works closely with General Manager
John Dorsey, as well as the coaching and player personnel
departments, to reach and execute player contracts,
manage the team’s salary cap and oversee areas related
to the Browns’ relationship with the NFL and NFLPA.
Cooper has played a key role in the team’s efforts to build
its roster, including negotiating contracts with players
and their representatives for rookies, free agents and
members of the active roster. He was highly involved in
the Browns’ ability to reach long-term contract extensions
with OL Joel Bitonio (2017), LB Jamie Collins Sr. (2017), LB
Christian Kirksey (2017), WR Jarvis Landry (2018) and RB
Duke Johnson Jr. (2018). Cooper also played a pivotal role
in the Browns inking 10 unrestricted free agents in 2018.
Before joining the Browns, Cooper served six seasons
with NFL headquarters in New York, where he aided the
league’s management council in a variety of capacities
from 2008-14. He also spent time with the Minnesota
Vikings as a law clerk in 2008.
A native of Sparta, N.J., Cooper received his bachelor’s
degree in sociology from Virginia before securing his JD
degree from Brooklyn Law School.
He and his wife, Lindsay, currently live in Avon with their
children, Brynn and Owen.