The New Jersey Titans are proud to announce that Gary Biggs has been named the team’s newest Director of Scouting. He will replace Ryan Cruthers, who was named the interim head coach for the Chicago Steel of the Tier I United States Hockey League.
“I’m excited and honored for the opportunity to guide the programs scouting department,” Biggs said. “Working directly with Craig Doremus and Bobby Dirico over the course of the last two seasons, it has allowed us to build a trusting relationship together when evaluating players.”
Head coach and GM Craig Doremus offered his congratulations for Cruthers–who previously coached the Titans-affiliated Charlotte Rush of the USPHL–as well as Biggs.
“We knew great things were on the horizon for (Cruthers), and this is an opportunity he couldn’t pass by and we’re so happy for him and his family. We know he’s going to do well there,” Doremus said on Cruthers.
“Gary has done a great job here on our staff, both in coaching and scouting. He really has a good eye for talent and he knows where we have to be as far as our players for the future. I think it’s a natural progression for him to move into that role and be our lead in the scouting department.”
In addition to serving as a scout and goalie coach for the Titans, Biggs has also served as the eastern scout for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. His work has lead to numerous tenders and draft picks for the Titans, and he looks to continue that as Director of Scouting.
“I look forward to finding the right hockey players, to help our program contend for a Robertson Cup and more importantly place those players into NCAA hockey programs,” Biggs said.
We would like to congratulate Gary and his family as he takes on this new role with the Titans’ organization.