Howe now joins the long list of former Springfield College coaches and players to break into the professional football ranks. Most recently, Steve Spagnuolo, who graduated from Springfield College in 1982, was named head coach of the NFL's St. Louis Rams, in early January. Spagnuolo has been the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants for the past two years.
In his scouting role with the Dolphins, Howe will monitor personnel moves throughout the NFL, evaluate college and professional players, and manage player databases. He will also perform advance scouting, manage league-wide depth charts and coordinate player workouts.
A former standout at Bridgewater State, Howe moved to the sidelines to coach as a graduate assistant at Maine Maritime Academy in 2006. Howe then returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach in 2007 before his latest collegiate stop on Alden Street as a graduate assistant wide receivers coach for the Pride during the 2008 campaign.