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Marcus Berry is in his first season at Illinois as the director of player personnel after serving in the same role at North Carolina for the past four seasons.
In his position, Berry helps coordinate Illinois' recruiting efforts. He also helps arrange and manage on-campus recruiting visits and promote and market the high school coaches' clinic and summer camps.
A native of Cleveland, Berry played football at West Virginia and graduated in 1990 with a degree in sports management. He worked four years for the NBA's Washington Bullets as an account manager in the ticket and sponsorship department. He then worked two years in the insurance and banking industry before joining the coaching staff at Friendly High School in Ft. Washington, Md. Berry served 11 years at Friendly where he also taught history, health and physical education. Friendly won three state championships during his tenure.
Berry completed two NFL player personnel and scouting internships, one with the Green Bay Packers in 2003 and another with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007.
updated Feb. 19, 2013