XFL announces key football hires and coaching staff for its eight teams

NEW YORK, June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The XFL today announced that it has hired key front office and coaching staff for its eight teams as it continues to build an elite and experienced football operations team . In addition to its head coach, each team has added a director of player personnel (“DPP”), an offensive coordinator (“OC”) and a defensive coordinator (“DC”) to their staff, some of whom return after served in the League in 2020. The DPPs and coaching staff will actively seek out potential players and help build their squad for the XFL Draft in November 2022 and the kick off of the season Saturday, February 18, 2023. All names and head coaching pairs can be found below.

“It’s exciting to have both new and old names joining our growing league. To me, it’s a clear signal that the reinvented XFL, guided by the innovative vision of our new ownership group, has the potential to positively impact the entire football ecosystem, and people want to be part of building this new league of opportunities for players and managers,” said russ brandon, president of the XFL. “As we prepare for a busy summer of scouting events, we are encouraged to see the continued interest from players in our league, which has been reflected in the strong demand and registrations for our upcoming showcases. We expect that momentum to continue, especially as we get closer to our draft in November.”

Starting this month, the XFL will host a series of player presentations in six cities across United States, giving future football players a chance to show off their skills. DPPs will attend all showcases with some of the XFLs Head coacheswhich were previously announced in April 2022.

Doug WhaleySenior Vice President, Player Personnel added, “Our DPPs bring a lot of experience and knowledge to the XFL. They understand the quality of players we are looking for and have a keen eye for talent. join the XFL. XFL and we look forward to them helping build our teams and our league from the ground up.”

“I am thrilled to officially welcome our OCs and DCs to the XFL. Individually and collectively, they are incredible coaches and true leaders whose expertise will be crucial not only to the success of their teams, but also to the product. dynamic football that we will offer to the fans,” said Mark RossExecutive Vice President, Football Operations.

The XFL will begin on February 18, 2023 in partnership with its new exclusive broadcast partner, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN.

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Head Coach: Reggie Barlow

DPP: Von Hutchins

CO/DR: Fred Kaiss

DC: Gregg Williams

Coach: Anthony Becht

DPP: Dave Boller*

OC: Bruce Gradkowski

DC: Nathaniel “Donnie” Abraham

Head Coach: Terrell Buckley

DPP: Larry Lee

OC: Robert Ford

DC: Tony Carter

Head Coach: Jim Haslett

DPP: Randy Mueller*

OC: June Jones*

DC: Ron Zook

Head Coach: Wade Phillips

DPP: Marc Lillibridge

CO: AJ Smith*

DC: Brian Stewart

Head Coach: Bob Stoops*

DPP: Rick Mueller

CO: Jonathan Hayes*

CD: Jay Hayes*

Head Coach: Hines Ward

DPP: Will Lewis*

CO: Jaime Elizondo*

CD: Jim Hermann*

Head Coach: Rod Woodson

DPP: Joey Clinkscales*

CO: to be announced

CC : to be announced

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About XFL

The XFL ownership group, led by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnsonand at Gerry Cardinale RedBird Capital Partners is building a fast-paced, fan-driven global professional soccer league with innovative rules and an enhanced 360° gaming experience. The XFL will bring world-class football entertainment, with the aim of advancing the game of football and expanding opportunities for players when it launches in February 2023.

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