Falcons add seven to staff

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Atlanta Falcons have named Roderick Moore Jr., and Bobby Thomas assistant strength and conditioning coaches, and named Mario Jeberaeel a diversity coaching intern. Additionally, Paul Rice, Charles Walker, Sal Conti and Patrick Kramer have been named football analysts.

Moore joins the Falcons after spending the last two years as the Athletics Director of North America for Vald Performance, where he evaluated motion analysis, ground reaction forces, eccentric hamstring strength and bilateral asymmetry at all levels (Military, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA).

Prior to his stint at Vald Performance, he was the Vice President of Sports (US & UK) for Sparta Science for a year and was the Vice President of Sports Performance at Catapult Sports two years before that.

Moore’s career started at University of Tennessee where he began as a graduate assistant strength coach (1999-2001) before being elevated to assistant head strength coach (2001-04) and later to associate head strength coach (2004-07). He also spent two seasons (2010-2011) as co-director of strength and conditioning at Florida International University.

Thomas has spent the past three seasons (2018-20) as the associate director of strength & conditioning coach for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football program where he was responsible for the design, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the long-term injured/reintegration program. He also assisted with all strength and conditioning, speed and agility and recovery for the team.

Prior to his tenure at Western Kentucky, Thomas spent two seasons (2016-17) as a strength & conditioning assistant at Fresno State University. In his role, he was responsible for the design and implementation of the injury prevention program among other responsibilities. He also spent one season (2015) as a strength & conditioning assistant for North Carolina State’s football program, one season (2014) as a sports performance intern at Stanford and two seasons (2012-13) as a graduate assistant at the University of South Dakota.

Rice has spent the past three seasons (2018-20) as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Fordham University. Over his first two seasons at Fordham, six defensive players earned All-Patriot League honors, including four who earned first-team all-conference.

Prior to his tenure at Fordham, Rice coached defensive backs, special teams and outside linebackers for five seasons (2013-17) at his alma mater, Yale University. He began his collegiate coaching career at Georgia Tech where he served as an offensive graduate assistant and fullbacks coach in 2012.

Walker comes to Atlanta having served as an assistant recruiting coordinator for personnel and recruitment on defense at Penn State University for the past two seasons. In his role, Walker coordinated all aspects of recruiting and prospect evaluation on defense for the Nittany Lions.

Prior to his time at Penn State, Walker spent five seasons (2014-18) coaching at his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts. Walker started as a linebackers coach from 2014-16 before adding recruiting coordinator to his responsibilities beginning in 2016. In 2018, Walker was promoted to special teams coordinator for the Minutemen. In 2017, Walker was named the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Assistant Coach of the Year.

Conti spent the past season as an offensive video graduate assistant at Clemson University where he served as the primary support staff member to the tight ends coach and led weekly presentations and reports of upcoming opponent’s offensive schemes and personnel breakdown for the defensive staff.

In 2019, Conti served as a scouting intern for the Kansas City Chiefs where he evaluated upcoming unrestricted free agents for the personnel staff’s review among other responsibilities.

Kramer comes to Atlanta having most recently served as a senior offensive analyst and assistant quarterbacks coach at Notre Dame for three seasons (2018-20). In his role, Kramer was responsible for weekly opponent breakdowns and control of the defensive scout team, among others.

Prior to Notre Dame, Kramer was the offensive quality control coach and assistant quarterbacks coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2017 and coached wide receivers at John Carroll University in 2016.