Dave Ziegler was named General Manager of the Raiders on Jan. 30, 2022, becoming just the fourth general manager in Raiders franchise history.
Dave Ziegler was named General Manager of the Raiders on Jan. 30, 2022, becoming just the fourth general manager in Raiders franchise history. Ziegler brings 12 years of NFL experience to the post, having spent the past nine seasons with the New England Patriots and most recently serving as their director of player personnel.
In 2021, Ziegler entered his first season as director of player personnel after spending the 2020 season as assistant director of player personnel, following four seasons as the director of pro personnel and three as the assistant director of pro scouting. During his time in New England, the Patriots won seven AFC East Division titles, advanced to six AFC Championship Games and claimed three Super Bowl championships (XLIX, LI and LIII).
Prior to joining the Patriots, Ziegler spent three seasons with the Denver Broncos, serving in a variety of roles for the club in their scouting department. During his time in Denver, the Broncos won two AFC West Division titles.
Before entering the NFL, Ziegler was the special teams coordinator at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ari., where he also coached running backs and tight ends. Previously, Ziegler coached wide receivers and special teams at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., and at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.
A three-time, all-conference honoree as a wide receiver, punt returner and kick returner at John Carroll, Ziegler holds several school records, including career return yards, return average and touchdowns. He was inducted into the John Carroll Hall of Fame in 2010. Ziegler was college teammates with Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels.
A native of Tallmadge, Ohio, Ziegler and his wife Carissa have two sons, Asher and Camden and a daughter, Georgina.