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PR: XFL Announces Key Football Hires and Coaching Staff for its Eight Teams

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 9, 2022 – The XFL today announced it has hired key front office and coaching staff for its eight teams as it continues to build an elite, experienced football operations team. In addition to its Head Coach, each team has added a Director of Player Personnel (“DPP”), Offensive Coordinator (“OC”) and Defensive Coordinator (“DC”) to its staff, some of whom are returning after serving in the League in 2020. The DPPs and coaching staff will actively scout potential players and help build their team in preparation for the XFL Draft in November 2022 and season kickoff on Saturday, February 18, 2023. All names and Head Coach pairings can be found below.

“It is exciting to have both new and returning names joining our growing League. For me, this is a clear signal that the reimagined XFL, guided by the innovative vision of our new ownership group, has the potential to make a positive impact on the entire football ecosystem, and people want to be a part of building this new league of opportunity for players and coaches, alike,” said Russ Brandon, President of the XFL. “As we gear up for a busy summer of scouting events, we are encouraged to see the continued interest in our League from players, which has been reflected in the strong demand and registration for our upcoming showcases. We expect this momentum to continue, especially as we get closer to our Draft in November.”

Starting this month, the XFL will host a series of player showcases in six cities across the United States, giving prospective football players a chance to exhibit their skills. DPPs will attend all of the showcases along with some of the XFL’s Head Coaches, who were previously announced in April 2022.

Doug Whaley, Senior 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. We are glad to have them joining the XFL and are eager for them to help build our teams and league from the ground up.”

“I’m thrilled to officially welcome our OCs and DCs to the XFL. Individually and collectively, these are tremendous coaches and true leaders whose expertise will be crucial not only for the success of their teams, but for the dynamic football product we will deliver to fans,” said Marc Ross, Executive Vice President, Football Operations. 

The XFL will kick off 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
OC / RB: Fred Kaiss
DC: Gregg Williams
Head 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
OC: AJ Smith*
DC: Brian Stewart
Head Coach: Bob Stoops*
DPP: Rick Mueller
OC: Jonathan Hayes*
DC: Jay Hayes*
Head Coach: Hines Ward
DPP: Will Lewis*
OC: Jaime Elizondo*
DC: Jim Herrmann*
Head Coach: Rod Woodson
DPP: Joey Clinkscales*
OC: to be announced
DC: to be announced
*Returning to XFL

About XFL

The XFL’s ownership group, led by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners, is building a fan-first, fast-paced global professional football league with innovative rules and enhanced 360 game experience. The XFL will bring entertainment to world class football, with the goal of advancing the game of football and expanding player opportunities when it launches in February 2023. 

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  1. Timothy Scott Overton

    June 9, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    So the old head coach from Stl Jay Hayes is the Defensive Cordinator for Dallas wtf? Gregg Williams and Ron Zook are also defensive cordinataors. Meanwhile in Stl it is amateur hour, including the head coach 🙁 Why wouldn’t you send Mr Hayes back to Stl and build on the momentum and fan support that was the best in the league in 2020?

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