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Falcons add two to scouting staff

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn speaks as he and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, right, face the media in a news conference, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Quinn and Dimitroff were in the hot seat earlier this season after Atlanta started the season at 1–7, but the Falcons have gone 5–2 and owner Arthur Blank made the decision to retain both Quinn and Dimitroff, pointing to the second-half turnaround as the main reason for the decision.
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn speaks as he and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, right, face the media in a news conference, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Quinn and Dimitroff were in the hot seat earlier this season after Atlanta started the season at 1–7, but the Falcons have gone 5–2 and owner Arthur Blank made the decision to retain both Quinn and Dimitroff, pointing to the second-half turnaround as the main reason for the decision.

Credit: John Amis

Credit: John Amis

The Falcons announced the hire of two women to the team’s scouting staff with the additions of Rushell Harvey and Kjahna O on Monday.

Harvey joins the Falcons after spending the past year as the on-campus recruiting coordinator at Tulane University where she managed all aspects of on-campus and game day recruiting visits. She also served as a football recruiting intern at the University of Houston in 2018 and at LSU in 2017. Harvey received her Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration from LSU, where she was a three-time first-team Track and Field All-American.

O joins the Falcons after serving as a football personnel and recruiting graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina, where she also received her Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management. In her role, she created cutups of recruits’ game film, assisted in football operations and collected and organized recruits’ information in the program’s recruiting database. Prior to South Carolina, O received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Chowan University where she served as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.