The Indianapolis Colts today announced three promotions in its scouting department, including Matt Terpening as a national scout, Dave Razzano as a senior scout and Mike Derice as an area scout (Northeast region). The team also announced that Jamie Moore, an area scout, will now focus on the Southeast region and Mickey Berce will join the team as a scouting assistant.
Terpening enters his 16th season in the Colts’ scouting department after spending the past 13 years as an area scout. He joined the team as a public relations summer intern in 1997 before transitioning to the scouting department. Terpening graduated from Xavier University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management.
“Matt has a ton of experience and is respected league-wide,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He has put in the time and has been all in since day one around the complex. Matt is very deserving of this promotion and we feel we will be stronger as a staff because of it.”
Razzano enters his second season with the Colts and holds 23 years of scouting experience, which includes stints with the San Francisco 49ers (1988-1992), St. Louis Rams (1992-2006) and Arizona Cardinals (2006-09). He assisted in building teams that have won three Super Bowls and five NFC Championships while working with the likes of legendary head coaches, Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Jon Gruden, Mike Holmgren, Chuck Knox and Dick Vermeil.
“Dave is our most experienced scout and has been part of many championship teams, including a dynasty in San Francisco,” said Grigson. “His passion combined with his deep catalog of players he can reference is a key component during the draft process. We are fortunate to have him.”
Derice enters his second season with the Colts after starting as a scouting assistant in 2012. Prior to joining the team, he served as director of football operations (2009-2012) and special assistant to the athletics director (2008-2009) at Stony Brook University. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Derice graduated from Stony Brook with a bachelor’s degree in health care management in 2008.
“Mike came in here and had an outstanding first year for us in the department,” said Grigson. “He is going back home to the Northeast, which is a natural fit for him. With his work ethic and college contacts we look forward to him finding us players in an often overlooked region.”
Moore starts his eighth season in the Colts’ scouting department and will now focus on the Southeast region. He enters his fifth year as an area scout after starting with the team as a scouting assistant from 2006-08. Moore served as a recruiting assistant at Ball State from 2004-05 after graduating from Tiffin (Ohio) University with a bachelor’s degree in sport management.
“Jamie is a glass half full guy out there on the road that has paid his dues,” said Grigson. “He has consistently beaten the bushes day in and day out for us in the Northeast and no matter what, he is always at the ready to give me a name. We are looking forward to him channeling his passion and energy down in the hotbed that is the Southeast.”
Berce joins the Colts after spending the past two seasons as a player personnel assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs. He also spent one season (2010) as an intern in player development and operations with the Detroit Lions. Berce graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in sports administration.
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