Scouting Staff

Matt Dibble – Director of Scouting

A native of Buffalo, NY, Matt is excited to be back for his second season with the New Jersey Titans Program. Prior to his time with the Titans, Matt spent a year as a special consultant for the WB/Scranton Knights of the NAHL and as a scout for the Rochester Jr. Americans of the USPHL. Matt owns and operates Roc City Elite Hockey (summer hockey) and attends all the big summer events. He has worked directly with many NAHL players that have seen success and reached an NCAA level, and is happy to continue to do that with the Titans. Matt is excited to help the Titans identify players in the Northeast Region, including NY, MA, PA, CT, and Canada. Additionally, Matt will help with direct oversight of the NAPHL, attending multiple NAPHL events.

Chris Collins – Scout

A native of Rochester, NY, Chris Collins was a standout player at Boston College (NCAA DI). His senior year, he led the nation in scoring and was runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award. After graduation, he signed an NHL contract with the Boston Bruins and played in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Providence Bruins. Chris went on to have an eight-year professional career, signing with two different NHL organizations and playing in both the Finish and German Elite Leagues. After retiring in 2013-14, Chris returned to Rochester and Co-founded The Evolve Sports Group, a Rochester based training company specializing in Player Development and Advancement. Additionally, Chris founded the Rochester Coalition (ROCO) Midget Program which in its third season, has quickly become a success. ROCO teams are consistently ranked as a part of the top-20 teams in the nation and have placed numerous players into Division I programs.

Matt Kiernan – Scout

Currently the Co-Owner, President and Director of Hockey Operations for the NJ 87s of the Eastern Hockey League Premier and EHL Tier III Junior Hockey teams, Matt is presently a scout for the New Jersey Titans. He has 10 years of coaching experience at the Mite-Midget level including Tier I and Tier II while leading his U14 Tier II Girls team as a runner up in the USA Hockey Nationals in 2014.  He played four years NCAA Division III hockey at University of Scranton and has over 20 years’ experience as an equity derivatives trader, formerly vice-president Goldman Sachs, founder and principal owner Stuyvesant Trading and partner Integral Derivatives.

Adam Houli – Scout

Adam is currently Co-Owner, General Manager and Head Coach of the New Jersey 87s of the EHL and EHLP. He served as a coach in the Atlantic District Development Program for the last seven years and was an assistant coach at The Gunnery Prep team from 2011-2013, and is currently the head coach of the Manasquan high school varsity team.  Adam played four years of NCAA Division III hockey at Trinity College, two years in the Federal Hockey League.

Justin Friedman – Scout

Justin is a native of Central New Jersey and has been involved in hockey for most of his life.  He went into coaching after his playing career and has brought 15-plus years of coaching experience with the Mercer Chiefs, New Jersey Devils Youth, New Jersey Jr. Titans and now the New Jersey 87s, Justin has worked from the Mite Level all the way up the Eastern Hockey League, and has coached High School Hockey in New Jersey that includes a State Championship at Ramsey High School in the 2008-09 season.  Justin is an owner and director of scouting for NorthStar Elite Hockey’s Elite AAA Spring and Summer program and was instrumental in the program’s participation in the U15 World Selects Invitational.  Justin handles scouting in all areas of the country and specializes in scouting the Minnesota State High School League.

Dave Bush – Canadian Scout

A native of Ajax, Ontario, Dave played five years of junior hockey with the Pickering Panthers. During that time, he was named the team’s Rookie of the Year, Best Defenseman and Most Valuable Player. Dave then played two years in the OUA with the Ryerson Rams. While playing junior hockey, he was also a power skating instructor for the Frank Miller Power Skating School. Dave has coached minor hockey in Dundas, Ontario for over nine years. Most recently, he has scouted for the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the SJHL and is currently scouting for the Campbellton Tigers of the MHL.