January 17, 2013 - Arena Football League (AFL) - New Orleans VooDoo
NEW ORLEANS (January 17, 2013) - The New Orleans VooDoo front office announces the 2013 Coaching Staff. The coaching staff includes: Head Coach Pat O'Hara; Defensive Coordinator Nick Ward; and Special Teams Coordinator, Assistant Defensive Coordinator and Line Coach Doug Miller.
Coach O'Hara enters his second season as head football coach of the New Orleans VooDoo. Prior to joining the VooDoo, O'Hara previously headed up the Orlando Predators for two seasons.
The AFL great's quarterbacking career began between the walls in 1995 with the Predators, and before it ended, O'Hara would lead two different teams to five ArenaBowls that included claiming the crown three times.
In the offseason, O'Hara serves as a consultant on movies and has worked on The Longest Yard, Invincible, We Are Marshall and The Game Plan, while appearing in The Waterboy and Any Given Sunday.
"Coach O'Hara and the coaching staff he chose made a huge improvement in the players he brought to New Orleans and their performances in 2012. He's taking it up a notch in 2013," said VooDoo Owner Dan Newman. "Nick Ward is one of the best defensive minds in the AFL, and we are fortunate to have him."
The VooDoo has gained former Cleveland Gladiator Defensive Backs Coach Nick Ward. Ward began his first season coaching in the AFL with the Gladiators in 2011. He also brings ten years of AFL playing experience (2000-2010) to Coach O'Hara's staff.
Miller also enters his second season with the New Orleans VooDoo. Previously, Miller spent two seasons with the Predators under the wing of Coach O'Hara's. Miller also served as the Head Coach for the Orlando Fantasy of the Lingerie Football League in 2010 and 2011.
Prior to hanging up his cleats, Miller played two seasons with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and enjoyed an outstanding 7-year playing career with the AFL's Predators.