Connect with us

XFL News

Former XFL Director of Player Personnel Eric Galko Lands With East-West Shrine Bowl

Just like the XFL presidents who have moved on, so have some of the football operations staff of the XFL. Eric Galko is the founder of Optimum Scouting and former XFL Director of Player Personnel.

Optimum Scouting is a full consulting service, offering scouting, analytical, and research information to members across the sports industry. When players ask us how to play for the XFL, he is the person we send them to.

Galko was recently named Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel for the East-West Shrine Bowl.

Galko said he was excited about the opportunity.

Here is the press release from the East-West Shrine Bowl;

The East-West Shrine Bowl announced today the hiring of Eric Galko as director of football operations and player personnel for the nation’s longest-running college football all-star game, which supports Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Galko will direct all phases of player recruitment and selection for the East-West Shrine Bowl, working closely with partners within the NFL and its operations office, as well as professional teams, collegiate teams and the scouting and agent industry. He will work with Bob Roller, director of national sports management for Shriners Hospitals for Children, to promote the life-changing mission of the organization.

“I am extremely excited to work with the Shriners organization and Bob Roller to capitalize on the immense potential of the East-West Shrine Bowl. As the oldest college football all-star game and a current fixture on the football calendar, I look forward to building upon the rich tradition of the game and ensuring a best-in-class event.”

Galko most recently served as the director of player personnel for the XFL, a start-up national football league, where he led the league’s scouting, analytics, and player personnel strategy, among other roles, from 2018 until the league’s end in 2020. Prior to and since his XFL role, Galko has served as the owner and president of Optimum Scouting, a scouting consulting firm that advises professional football teams, leagues, and industry members. Optimum Scouting also works in the sports media industry as an analyst for Bleacher Report, Stadium, Sporting News, and other national media organizations.

Unleash the Action: Sign up for XFL Insider and Fuel Your Passion for Football!

Mark Perry, a devoted sports journalist and founder of XFL News Hub, has been a key figure in XFL coverage since its 2018 revival. Launching XFL News Hub soon after the league's return announcement, Mark has established the platform as a primary source for comprehensive XFL updates. Renowned for his in-depth knowledge and commitment to sports journalism, Mark actively engages the XFL community, welcoming interactions at

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

XFL Kickoff

XFL News Alerts

USFL and XFL Merger: A Deep Dive into the Historic Collaboration

Latest Podcast

Subscribe XFL Podcast

More in XFL News

XFL News Hub