Scot McCloughan of the San Francisco 49ers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in San Francisco, California. (Photo by NFL Photos)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

RENTON - The Seattle Seahawks are losing a key member of their front office staff.

A source confirmed that senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan is resigning from his position in order to tend to personal matters that require his attention. The move was first reported by Jason La Canfora of

McCloughan joined the Seahawks in 2010 in a supporting role to general manager John Schneider. McCloughan had previously been the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers before following the 2009 season. McCloughan's departure from San Francisco was also to tend to a "private personal matter."

McCloughan has been an important piece in building the rosters of both the Seahawks and 49ers over the past decade.

McCloughan drafted Dashon Goldson, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Joe Staley and Patrick Willis during his time with the 49ers as GM and VP of football operations. He then helped identify key players for Seattle such as Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Russell Wilson that allowed Seattle to win their first Super Bowl in February.

It's a big blow to the Seahawks personnel department. McCloughan intends to build his own independent scouting service to work from home so he can be around his family.