– Temple Football head coach Geoff Collins
announced today the addition of Tom Pajic
as Director of Player Personnel.
"I've known Tommy for over 20 years and have always respected his eye for talent, his relentless work ethic and his tremendous ability to relate to people," said Collins. "He's born and raised right in the middle of our primary recruiting footprint very near where legendary Temple football player Haason Redick, the 13th pick in the NFL Draft, came from too. We are excited to continue to bring NFL caliber talent to North Philadelphia. That pipeline was on display at this year's NFL Draft that saw nine players join the NFL ranks from the Cherry & White."
Pajic returns to Philadelphia after a five-year stint as the head coach at Quincy University. He led the Hawks to a 20-34 record, including a 5-6 ledger in 2016. Pajic was named head coach of the Quincy University football program, a Division II school in Quincy, Ill., in December of 2011.
Pajic spent the previous eight years as the offensive coordinator at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. During his tenure as offensive coordinator, the Huskies offense was among the best in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and ranked among the top teams in Division II. His offenses have led the PSAC in scoring, total yards, rushing yards, rushing TD's, passing efficiency and red zone offense several times. Additionally, the Huskies were nationally ranked in the top 10 of Division II in rushing yards per game six times, including number one in 2005.
Prior to Bloomsburg, Pajic spent four years as the wide receivers coach at University of South Florida. While under his leadership, 29 school records in receiving, all-purpose yards and return yards were established. He had two players earn All-America honors and one player named an Academic All-American.
Prior to working at USF, Pajic spent one season as the offensive coordinator at Wilkes University, one season at Hofstra University, four years at Fordham University and one year at Gettysburg College.
At Wilkes in 1999, Pajic helped the Colonels obtain a 7-4 record and an ECAC Southeast title. Wilkes was ranked third in the Middle Atlantic Conference in total offense and passing and fifth in rushing. Post season honors included a MAC Player of the Year, five all-conference selections and two Academic All-Americans.
Pajic earned his bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg in 1991. While playing at Bloomsburg, he set a school record for most receptions in a game with 17 against Lock Haven.