|Position:||Senior personnel advisor|
|Born:||Pearl River, New York|
|High school:||Don Bosco Prep|
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Brian Gaine is an American football executive who is a senior personnel advisor for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He served as the general manager of the Houston Texans from 2018 to 2019.Gaine began his executive career in 1999 with the New York Jets as a scout and worked in the scouting departments for the Bills, Texans, Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys.
Gaine was born to Jim and Alice Gaine, both immigrants from Ireland, and is the youngest of five brothers. Raised in Pearl River, New York, he attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey, where he played tight end on football team. He is a member of the school's Hall of Fame. Gaine attended college at the University of Maine, and played for the Maine Black Bears football team.
After going undrafted as a tight end in the 1995 NFL Draft, Gaine signed with the New York Jets and spent time on the team's practice squad throughout the season. Gaine also spent time with the New York Giants in 1996, and the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997, but did not appear in a game after spending each year on the practice squad.
After his playing career fizzled out after the 1997 season, Gaine was hired as a scout by the New York Jets in 1999, and served in that capacity with the team until 2004.After his tenure with the Jets ended, Gaine was announced as the director of pro scouting for the Dallas Cowboys, a role he held until from 2005 to 2007.
After Cowboys' head coach Bill Parcells, who Gaine has cited as one of his biggest influences, retired from coaching and took an executive position with the Miami Dolphins, Gaine followed him and was named the assistant director of pro personnel of the team.While Parcells' left the team after the 2010 season, Gaine stayed with the team until 2013, becoming director of player personnel in 2011 and assistant general manager from 2012 to 2013.
Gaine was hired by the Houston Texans for the first time in 2014, where he worked as the team's director of player personnel for three seasons. Prior to the 2017 season, Gaine was hired in the same capacity by the Buffalo Bills, and spent one season in Buffalo.
Gaine was hired as the Texans's general manager in January 2018 after previous general manager, Rick Smith, took a leave of absence.On June 7, 2019, Gaine was fired by the Texans after only one season. His firing took place after a former security coordinator filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that Gaine had targeted African-Americans for dismissal. The Texans organization claimed that the complaint was unrelated to the decision to fire Gaine. Later, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, after hiring Gaine in a different capacity, described the allegations as "baseless".
On July 23, 2019, Gaine was rehired by the Bills as a senior personnel advisor.
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