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Dave Gettleman announces staff changes

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – General manager Dave Gettleman today announced a series of personnel additions and title changes in the Giants’ front office, college scouting and football operations departments.

Kevin Abrams, a member of the organization since 1999 and the assistant general manager for the last 16 years, has added the title of vice president of football operations.

Mark Koncz, brought in by Gettleman as a consultant prior to the NFL Draft, is now the director of player personnel. Koncz was a member of the Carolina Panthers organization from 1994-2017 and was their director of pro scouting from 2000-17. He worked under Gettleman when the latter was the Panthers’ general manager from 2013-16.

Chris Pettit has been named director of college scouting after spending the previous 13 years as an area scout. He joined the Giants’ scouting staff in 2005 after spending the 2004 season as a scouting intern for the team. Pettit first worked for the Giants as a training camp pro personnel intern from 1998-2000.

"We talk all the time about the importance of working together and communicating effectively and efficiently,” said Gettleman. “These appointments and promotions are well deserved, and we feel like we are well-positioned to move forward with the group of people we have in player personnel and football operations. All are collaborators and communicators and understand the significance of self-improvement to make the organization the best it can be."

Patrick Hanscomb is an area scout whose concentration will be the Mid-Atlantic area. Hanscomb spent the previous 10 seasons as a pro scout in the team’s pro personnel department.

Nick LaTesta, who previously served as the pro personnel assistant, will replace Hanscomb as a pro scout. 

Marcus Cooper has been hired as an area scout who will focus in the Southeast. Cooper spent the previous seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills, first as a player personnel assistant, then as an area scout, and last year as the team’s scout in the BLESTO Scouting Combine.

Beginning this season, each area scout will concentrate on a specific region. In addition to Hanscomb and Cooper, these are the scouts and their areas: D.J. Boisture (west), Jeremy Breit (regional), Steve Devine (Midwest), Donnie Etheridge (southwest), Ryan Jones (northeast), Michael Murphy (west), Steve Verderosa (regional) and Chris Watts (midlands). 

Jeremiah Davis and Marquis Pendleton will continue to serve as executive scout and BLESTO scout, respectively. 

In the Football Operations Department, Ed Triggs is the football operations coordinator, Ty Siam is football operations/data analytics, Charles Tisch is a football operations assistant, and Jessie Armstead, the former five-time Pro Bowl linebacker, is a special assistant to the general manager.

John (Jackie) Miles is the team’s new head equipment manager.

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