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Recap of Jonathan Hayes XFL St Louis Press Conference

The league announced Thursday former NFL Tight End coach Jonathan Hayes will be the new Head Coach/GM of the XFL’s St Louis franchise.

Hayes is the sixth XFL coach to be named in the new eight-team league starting play in February 2020. Former Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Bob Stoops will coach Dallas, former Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman will be in Tampa Bay, former Redskins Head Coach Jim Zorn will be in Seattle and former NFL, College football offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will be in Washington D.C and former Offensive Coordinator for the New York Giants Kevin Gilbride will coach New York.

More coaching announcements for Los Angeles and Houston coming soon.

From Kitty Ratcliffe

  • President of Explore St. Louis
  • The dome is ready for football
  • Been hosting 35 events per year
  • XFL games will help the local economy

From Oliver Luck

  • Luck was born and raised in Cleveland
  • Played in the old Bush stadium against the old St Louis Cardinals and Jim Hart when he was with the Houston Oilers
  • Mark Bulger former St Louis Rams QB and he were colleges at West Virginia
  • Bulger said they had passionate fans
  • He emphasizes with fans because his team moved, The Houston Oilers to Tennessee
  • 10 months out for the launch of XFL in February
  • Less Stall, More Ball
  • Two powerful media company will be broadcast partners
  • Broadcast partners have experience with televisioning NFL and College games
  • Two games on over the air, two games on cable
  • Spent lots of months talking to lots of coaches

From Jonathan Hayes

  • Hayes coached with Bob Stoops
  • Played for the University of Iowa
  • Played Tight End of Kansas City and Pittsburg
  • Played in 184 NFL games 3 AFC title games and one Super Bowl
  • Coached in the NFL with the Cinnecatti Bengals
  • Excited to coach in the dome, it gets loud
  • Coached for 16 years
  • St Louis sports fans are great fans
  • Son Jaxson Hayes is entering the NBA draft
  • Ex-Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and he grew up together
  • Staff and players need to be part of the community

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