University of New England graduate Andrea Gosper, B.S. ’19 (Health Sciences), has been hired full time by the Buffalo Bills football team as player personnel coordinator.
“She just brings a great perspective,” Bills General Manager Brandon Beane told the team website. “She played college sports; she was college softball player. She is a grinder.”
Gosper played for UNE’s softball team and interned with the UNE football coaching staff. In 2019, she was invited by the National Football League (NFL) to take part in its Women’s Careers in Football Forum in Indianapolis. The forum helps the NFL identify qualified women to join its next generation of leaders. While attending the forum, Gosper met Beane and Bills Assistant General Manager Joe Schoen. A few weeks later, she received a call offering her a paid internship with the team.
“I don’t know anybody that’s put more hours in this building than her in the last two years,” Beane stated. “She loves it, you can see it. She is just fired up to come in here.”
Gosper says her time with the UNE football team prepared her for the opportunity. She worked with the offensive scout team and broke down practice and game video.
Gosper spent the last two years as a scouting intern for Buffalo. Now, she’ll transition into a full-time role. By being promoted to player personnel coordinator, Beane said her new job responsibilities will consist of about 75% college scouting and 25% pro scouting and administrative work.
“While she’s still growing, she’s got what it takes,” explained Beane. “In two years, she’s come so far. She’s going to be a good scout when her day comes. I firmly believe that.”