In his new role, Gaine will continue to work closely with General Manager Jeff Ireland on the evaluation of players at the professional and collegiate levels as well as be responsible for administrative and scouting responsibilities in both of those areas and continue to oversee the Player Personnel Department. He will also have a more active role in the organization with Head Coach Joe Philbin and his staff, the football administration staff as well as other football operations related business.
“This is a very deserving promotion for Brian,” Ireland said. “He earned this position by not only his continued and unquestioned trust, loyalty and commitment to the Miami Dolphins organization, but by his continued efforts each and every day to strive for perfection. His attention to detail and professionalism has ultimately paid dividends to his growth and development and he will continue to be a very valuable member of the organization.”
Gaine enters his 15th year in the NFL and fifth with the Dolphins, joining the team on January 15, 2008. He served his first three seasons (2008-10) with Miami as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel and was promoted to Director of Player Personnel on April 21, 2011. During his tenure with the organization Gaine has been responsible for directing pro scouting operations for the team, including player evaluations on all professional levels, advance scouting, free agency and tracking player movement around the league. Gaine also participated in the evaluation of collegiate prospects in preparation of the NFL Draft.
Prior to his arrival in Miami, Gaine spent three seasons working with Ireland as the Dallas Cowboys’ Assistant Director of Pro Scouting (2005-07).
With Dallas, Gaine contributed to the Cowboys’ player acquisition process by managing pro scouting operations and evaluating players and rosters from the NFL and all other levels of professional football. Additional responsibilities included advance scouting, free agency preparation, tracking of player movement and directing the development of the Cowboys’ pro scouting database.
Gaine went to Dallas after spending six years (1999-2004) in the New York Jets’ Scouting Department, including serving as the Assistant Director of Pro Scouting in 2004. Prior to that promotion, he functioned as a pro scout for the Jets from 2001-03. In 2000, he was the Jets’ Manager of Pro Development/NFC where his duties included pro player evaluation and advance scouting as well as the scouting and tracking of players in other professional leagues such as NFL Europe, the Canadian Football League and the Arena League. Gaine began his personnel career as a member of the Jets’ college scouting department in 1999.
Prior to joining the Jets in a front office capacity, he served as a member of the team’s practice squad in 1996, while he also was with the Giants’ practice squad in 1997. He then signed and spent the 1998 offseason with the Kansas City, but was waived prior to the start of training camp.
Gaine attended the University of Maine from 1991-95 where he played tight end. He served as the Black Bears’ captain his senior season and earned his degree in public administration from the Orono, Maine school. Gaine grew up in Pearl River, N.Y., and attended Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey, N.J. He and his wife, Tricia, have a daughter, Kelsey, and sons, Ryan and Connor.