ne of the longest-tenured general
managers in the NFL, Thomas
Dimitroff has held his post since
2008. 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. During
his tenure, the Falcons have posted a 102-74
regular season record and the eighth best
winning percentage in the NFL over that
span. Atlanta is one of seven teams in the
league with 100-or-more wins between 2008-2018.
Over the last four seasons, Dimitroff and Head Coach Dan Quinn have crafted a roster focused
on fast, physical, and urgent athletes. This team-building approach spurred the Falcons to playoff
wins in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history, including an NFC title and
Super Bowl appearance for the second time in club annals.
During his time in Atlanta, the Falcons posted five consecutive winning seasons from 2008-
2012 and three straight playoff berths (2010-12) - a first in franchise history. The club has made
six postseason appearances and has added cornerstone players; QB Matt Ryan, WR Julio Jones,
CB Desmond Trufant, T Jake Matthews, OLB Vic Beasley, RB Devonta Freeman, S Keanu Neal, LB
Deion Jones, LB De’Vondre Campbell, TE Austin Hooper, and WR Calvin Ridley in the draft.
Dimitroff is responsible for all aspects of football operations with the Falcons and working with
Quinn when constructing the roster. He has final authority over the signing of free agents, the
selection of players in the draft, and trades. Dimitroff also handles coordinating other football-related
activities with Coach Quinn.
Climbing the NFL ladder, Dimitroff worked his way through the scouting ranks as a combine/
BLESTO scout, an area scout, national scout, and director of college scouting before arriving in
Atlanta as general manager.
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.
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