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DC Defenders Reggie Barlow Named 2023 XFL Coach of the Year

D.C. Defenders head coach led team to XFL-best 9-1 regular season record

Arlington, TX – May 2, 2023  – D.C. Defenders head coach Reggie Barlow has been named the 2023 XFL Coach of the Year. All of the 2023 XFL awards were voted on by the teams’ respective head coach and/or Director of Player Personnel.

Barlow’s Defenders won the XFL North Division Championship and boasted a 9-1 regular-season record. 

Under Barlow’s tutelage, D.C. led the league in scoring, averaging 29.6 points per game. The Defenders also led the league in rushing offense, averaging 140.8 yards per game and were No. 2 in the XFL in total offense (343.2 yards per game). Barlow’s team performed well under pressure all season. The Defenders were in seven games decided by one possession and fared an impressive 6-1 in those contests.

The 2023 XFL Defensive Player of the Year will be announced Thursday. The 2023 XFL Offensive Player of the Year will be announced Friday. The 2023 All-XFL teams will be unveiled Monday, May 8.

Coach Barlow and the D.C. Defenders will face off against the South Division Championship-winning Arlington Renegades on Saturday, May 13 in the 2023 XFL Championship Game.

The 2023 XFL Championship Game will be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas with kickoff slated for 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and will air nationally on ABC.

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