Biggs New Jets GM

Last updated : 12 September 2011 By James O'Grady

The Coventry Jets American Football Team, who continue to build their off-field team for the 2012 season, today announced that their new General Manager will be Coventry University graduate and Jets stalwart Adam Biggs. Biggs will take up the position following the recent departure of legend Gerry McManus.

Biggs has been a permanent starter at corner back since he joined Coventry in 2005, at just 20 years old; he helped them to six straight play-off appearances with three bowl wins including a National Title in 2008. Apart from his domestic achievements Biggs also started in all three Eurobowl games including the victories over the Valencia Firebats and Oslo Vikings.  He is also an international capped player for the Great Britain Lions and was an integral part of the team that won the European Group B finals in France.

Asked about his appointment Biggs said, "When Gerry approached me with the idea of becoming the GM, I was taken aback, but he made it very clear that this club needed fresh blood to help it thrive for years to come. I accepted the post with excitement knowing this club now has the right foundations to get stronger every season with a thriving flag, youth, junior academy and University team. No doubt the senior team needs to regroup, but with the new crop of junior players graduating and returning players/coaches coming back in line with an off season programme, I know the senior team will be competitive again in 2012. As the new GM I'll be using all my experience, not only from playing and coaching, but with my work experience of project management to help push through fresh ideas with a newly formed committee. Our goal is to once again develop this club into the pinnacle of American Football in this country, a job that Gerry did so well in his time."