68 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES YEARBOOK
ANTHONY PATCH SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE SCOUTING
IAN CUNNINGHAM DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE SCOUTING
Ian Cunningham was hired as the Eagles’
director of college scouting during the 2017
offseason after spending his first nine years in
the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens.
In Baltimore, Cunningham worked with Eagles
vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas
and Eagles assistant director of player
personnel Andy Weidl. He joined the Ravens as
a player personal assistant in 2008 and was
promoted to Southeast area scout in 2013. In
his final four seasons with the Ravens,
Cunningham was primarily responsible for
scouting schools in the Southeastern
Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference.
Cunningham earned his bachelor’s degree in
psychology from Virginia in 2007 and went on
to earn a master’s in education in 2008.
A former offensive lineman, he started 30
games for the Cavaliers during his collegiate
football career and earned honorable mention
freshman All-American honors from Rivals.com
and ACC All-Freshman Team recognition from
The Sporting News.
A standout offensive and defensive lineman
at Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas,
Cunningham earned numerous all-state and
all-area honors as a senior.
Anthony Patch enters his second stint and
16th overall season with the Eagles after being
named senior director of college scouting on
May 11, 2016. Patch rejoined the team under a
consultant agreement on the personnel staff
from January 2016 through the NFL Draft
before being named to his current post. With
Philadelphia, Patch previously held the titles of
director of college scouting (2012-14) and
assistant director of college scouting (2010-11)
after serving as a college scout concentrating in
the West Coast region.
Patch works closely with the scouting staff in
draft preparation as well as scouting top
players across the entire country.
Patch first served as the college scouting
coordinator after joining the Eagles in 2002. In
that role, Patch served as the liaison between
the area scouts and the office. He helped
coordinate college all-star games, the NFL
Combine, and assisted in preparation for the
draft. He also helped the pro scouting
department in evaluating teams.
Prior to that, he served as an intern in the
Miami Dolphins player personnel department.
He also assisted the team’s legal counsel with
positional market analysis for contract research.
Patch was a four-year player at defensive line
and linebacker at Carroll College (Helena,
Montana), where he earned a degree in finance.
He went on to earn an MBA from the University
of Montana in 2001.
A product of Ronan (Montana) High School,
Patch (born February 2, 1978) and his wife,
Rikki, have three daughters, Samantha,
Addison, and Breann.
DWAYNE JOSEPH DIRECTOR OF PRO SCOUTING
Dwayne Joseph enters his fourth season as
Philadelphia’s director of pro scouting after
spending the previous three years in Chicago’s
front office. From 2013-14, Joseph served as the
Bears’ associate director of pro personnel after
originally joining the club as its assistant director
of pro scouting in 2012.
As the Eagles’ director of pro scouting, Joseph
coordinates all aspects of the pro scouting
department, including preparation for the free
agency signing period, advance scouting of
upcoming opponents, management of the NFL
waiver wire, and evaluation of all players in the
NFL and other professional football leagues.
Prior to his most recent stint with Chicago,
Joseph was a pro scout for the Miami’s from
2004-06 and 2008-11. He was the Dolphins’
assistant director of pro personnel in 2007.
Joseph began his post-playing career in 1998 as
the Chicago Bears coordinator of player
programs. After serving in that role from
1998-2001, Joseph was promoted to director of
player development and worked in that capacity
until he left to pursue a scouting career with the
Dolphins in 2004.
During the 2015 offseason, Joseph represented
the Bears at the NFL Career Development
Symposium for coaches and front office
personnel. In 2005, he attended the NFLStanford
Program on behalf of the Dolphins and,
in the 2007 offseason, he participated in the NFL
Football Operations Personnel Symposium.
A four-year letterman at Syracuse, Joseph
signed with the Bears in 1994 as an undrafted
free agent cornerback and went on to appear in
16 career games for the Bears, making one start
and recording 42 tackles and an interception.
Joseph earned a degree in human development
as an undergrad at Syracuse and also earned a
master’s degree in education leadership from
A native of Miami, Joseph is married and has