Executive assistant is the official title of an assistant who is responsible for a team’s daily operations.
The term is usually a placeholder that is used to indicate the person’s status within the organization, but can be changed to any number of different titles.
Below are a few common NFL titles.
The official title is often given to someone who is the assistant who makes the call on who should be on the field during a game.
A few notable examples include the New York Jets’ Todd Bowles and the Denver Broncos’ John Elway.
The Associated Press has a listing of the 10 most commonly used names for assistants.
Director of football operations (DCO) 2.
Assistant coach/offensive line coach 3.
Director offensive line coach/defensive line coach 4.
Assistant head coach/running backs coach 5.
Head coach/quarterbacks coach 6.
Offensive line coach 7.
Defensive line coach 8.
Defensive coordinator/quarterback coach 9.
Assistant defensive line coach 10.
Defensive backs coach 1.
DCO: the senior executive responsible for all NFL operations, including scouting, personnel, personnel management, player personnel, and salary cap management.
AC: the assistant head coach for a defensive team.
AD: the head coach or general manager for a division or club.
G/C: the coach of a team for whom the coach is not the head football coach.
D/ST: the offensive line coordinator.
DFS: fantasy football.
DTC: director of college scouting.
DE: defensive coordinator.
D-I: defensive end.
OLB: linebackers coach.
1-10: Head football coach; offensive line; defensive line; running backs; offensive coordinator; defensive backs; defensive coordinators; defensive strength coach.
10-19: Assistant head football manager; offensive linemen coach; defensive ends coach; quarterbacks coach; running back coaches; defensive assistant.