PFN Insider Aaron Wilson reports that Anthony Becht will coach the XFL’s St. Louis franchise in 2023. Something our XFL Insider Mike Mitchell wrote weeks ago.
“Former NFL tight end Anthony Becht will coach the XFL’s St. Louis franchise, according to league sources.”
Wilson also broke the news that former head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners Bob Stoops is returning to the XFL. He will return to the Dallas XFL franchise.
Becht is a former NFL tight end and first-round draft pick of the New York Jets. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs. So he does have some type of connection to the city of St. Louis.
Becht is one of several first-time head coaches in the XFL, joining Terrell Buckley, Hines Ward, and Rod Woodson. Becht was a tight ends coach for the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football. He also has some high school football coaching experience.
Becht is not only a first-time head coach, but he is also taking over one of the premier franchises in the XFL. The BattleHawks lead the XFL in attendance in 2020 and will get big numbers when they return to The Dome. So the pressure is on to field a good team. Expect his staff loaded with some veteran coaches to help him along.
The XFL Player Showcases are set to begin a June 17th at the University of Maryland, College Park. The last showcase is July 24th at Choctaw Stadium, Arlington, TX.
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