Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – After a three-week search, the Miami Dolphins have found a new general manager in Dennis Hickey, who has nearly two decades of personnel experience with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Hickey agreed to become the Dolphins GM after two other candidates – Nick Casero and Lake Dawson – turned the team down.
A graduate of Tulsa in 1994, Hickey started his career at Blinn Junior College, where he spent two years as an assistant coach.
Hickey then joined the Buccaneers’ personnel department, starting out as pro personnel assistant. He then spent 12 years as a scout, concentrating on the Midwestern states where he got to know Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, then an assistant at Iowa. During that time, Tampa Bay won its first and only Super Bowl.
Hickey, who is married and has two children, also served as director of college scouting and, most recently, director of player personnel.
However, he was not considered for the job when the Buccaneers’ GM position opened up this past offseason.
According to sources around the league, Hickey is up to the task as general manager.