Paul Kelly enters his 20th NFL season and his ninth as the Redskins’ Director of Football Operations in 2018.
Paul Kelly enters his 20th NFL season and his ninth as the Redskins’ Director of Football Operations in 2018. Kelly, who was named to the post on February 16, 2010, works directly with Head Coach Jay Gruden and is responsible for coordinating the team’s daily operations, including all travel and accommodations for home and away games, managing all football department budgets, coordinating training camp logistics and managing the year-round football schedule.
Additionally, Kelly serves as the coaching staff’s liaison on all matters relating to the athletic training, equipment, video and the public relations departments, serving as the point of communication in administering every Redskins practice and team function, including all mini-camps, OTA days and training camp.
Kelly previously spent five seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004-08) and six seasons with the Oakland Raiders (1998-2003). He spent the 2009 season assisting the broadcast team of ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
In his five seasons with the Buccaneers, Kelly worked directly with Head Coach Jon Gruden in organizing football operations for the club and directed many of the day-to-day operations of the team. During Kelly’s five seasons as a member of the Buccaneers’ staff, the Buccaneers captured NFC South titles in 2005 and 2007.
Kelly spent six seasons (1998-2003) as an assistant on the Oakland Raiders coaching staff, which included three consecutive Division Championships (2000, 2001 & 2002). In 2002, he helped Head Coach Bill Callahan guide Oakland to its first Super Bowl appearance in 19 years as the Raiders represented the AFC in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Kelly graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in new ventures and small business management from California State University Hayward in 1990. Prior to joining the Raiders, he owned and managed his own San Francisco Bay Area-based businesses.