One is moving up, the other in, as the Seahawks announced a reshaping of their training staff and the addition of Todd Brunner to their college scouting staff today.
Moving up is Sam Ramsden, the team’s associate and then head trainer since 1999. Ramsden has been promoted to director of player health and performance. He will coordinate the operations of the training and strength and conditioning staffs.
With Ramsden’s new role, Donald Rich has been named associate head trainer, with David Stricklin moving into the No. 2 spot that Rich had held. Also, Michael Tankovich has been hired as a physical therapist.
Brunner will scout the northeast region, replacing Charlie Jackson on the staff of director of college scouting Scott Fitterer. Brunner brings 17 years of experience, as he previously scouted for the 49ers (2001-11), Browns (1999-2000) and Eagles (1994-97). His father, John, was a longtime coach in the NFL and college.