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Meet the XFL's Head Coaches, Coordinators

February 7, 2020 - XFL (XFL) News Release

The 2020 kickoff of the XFL not only features hundreds of players in spring football. The head coaches, offensive coordinators and defensive coordinators will also step into the spotlight to help innovate the game.

Get to know the names who'll patrol the sidelines for all eight teams.

Dallas Renegades HC Bob Stoops

Dallas Renegades

Head coach: Bob Stoops

Ranks among Top 25 winningest head coaches in college football history

2000 NCAA National Champion, AP Coach of the Year in University of Oklahoma's undefeated season

190-48 record, 10x Big 12 Champion in 18 years as OU's head coach

3 appearances in BCS National Championship Game

Only BCS-era HC to win Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Sugar Bowl

Offensive coordinator: Hal Mumme

26 years as a head coach

One of the innovators of the Air Raid offense

Led 1998 Kentucky team to its first bowl in 47 years; their QB, Tim Couch, was a Heisman finalist and subsequently the NFL Draft's No. 1 pick

Defensive coordinator: Chris Woods

Defensive quality control coach: University of Oklahoma (2015-2017)

Interim head coach: Texas State University (part of 2018)

Head coach: Stonehill, Mansfield; defensive coordinator at Wittenberg, Columbia and Texas State

DC Defenders HC Pep Hamilton

DC Defenders

Head coach: Pep Hamilton

21 years of coaching experience, including NFL roles with the Baltimore Ravens (2002), New York Jets (2003-2005), San Francisco 49ers (2006), Chicago Bears (2007-2009), Indianapolis Colts (2013-2015) and Cleveland Browns (2016).

Assistant head coach: Browns (2016), University of Michigan (2017-2019)

Offensive coordinator: Stanford (2011-2012), Colts (2013-2015)

As OC for 2014 Colts: Franchise records set for passing/net yards, and QB Andrew Luck led NFL with 40 passing TDs

Quarterback, Howard University (1993-1996)

Offensive coordinator: Tanner Engstrand

Worked with Hamilton on Jim Harbaugh's University of Michigan staff in 2018

Offensive coordinator/assistant head coach: University of San Diego (2013-2017)

USD went 38-10 during his tenure as OC, in which he earned praise for play-calling creativity

Defensive coordinator: Louie Cioffi

14 years as an NFL coach, including as defensive assistant for the Cincinnati Bengals (1997-2002) and defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns (2016)

As Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach, Cioffi helped them post the best defensive passer rating in 2012 (71.2)

Started Bengals career as youngest head coach at the time (23 years old)

Houston Roughnecks HC June Jones

Houston Roughnecks

Head coach: June Jones

34 years of coaching experience with college, CFL and NFL; 22 years as a head coach (148-134 record), and 6 as offensive coordinator

Prominent disciple of the Run 'n' Shoot offense

Winningest head coach in Hawaii school history

Hawaii QBs Timmy Chang and Colt Brennan set numerous NCAA records for passing during Jones' tenure

2x WAC Champion, Coach of the Year

Offensive coordinator: Chris Miller

NFL quarterback: Atlanta Falcons (1987-1993), Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1994-1995), Denver Broncos (1999)

QB coach: Arizona Cardinals (2009-2011)

Recorded 26 TD passes for the Falcons in 1991

Defensive coordinator: Ted Cottrell

Widely considered a pioneer of the 3-4 defense

Defensive coordinator: Buffalo Bills (1998-2000), New York Jets (2001-2003), Minnesota Vikings (2004-2005), San Diego Chargers (2007-2008)

With Cottrell as defensive coordinator, the 2007 Chargers led the NFL in takeaways, interceptions and pass-rating defense

Los Angeles Wildcats HC Winston Moss

Los Angeles Wildcats

Head coach: Winston Moss

20 years coaching, including 12 as associate NFL head coach

LB for University of Miami, 2nd-round NFL Draft Pick (1987)

11-year NFL playing career with Buccaneers, Raiders and Seahawks

Assistant head coach/LB coach for Super Bowl XLV-champion Green Bay Packers (2010-11)

2009 Packers defense he helped guide ranked 2nd overall

Offensive coordinator: Norm Chow

Assistant coach/OC for National Champions at BYU (1984), USC (2003); Broyles Award (top collegiate assistant coach), 2002

At various collegiate stops, helped cultivate QBs including Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Phillip Rivers, Ty Detmer, Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart

OC for NFL's Titans (2005-2007)

Defensive coordinator: Pepper Johnson

13-year playing career in NFL (Giants, Browns, Lions, Jets)

Played for Giants teams that won Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV

14 years on Patriots staff as position coach

New York Guardians HC/OC Kevin Gilbride

New York Guardians

Head coach/offensive coordinator: Kevin Gilbride

36 years as a coach, including 23 as an offensive coordinator and 7 as a head coach

2x Super Bowl champion (XLII, XLVI) as New York Giants offensive coordinator

Helped develop quarterbacks Warren Moon and Eli Manning

As NFL OC, 4 seasonal finishes among Top 5 teams in scoring offense

Head coach for 22 games with Chargers

Defensive coordinator: Jim Herrmann

Super Bowl XLVI champion as LB coach for New York Giants alongside Gilbride

Defensive coordinator for alma mater Michigan's 1997 national championship team

Associate head coach, Bowling Green (2019); LB coach: New York Jets (2006-2008), New York Giants (2009-2015), Indianapolis Colts (2016-2017)

St. Louis BattleHawks HC Jonathan Hayes (right)

St. Louis BattleHawks

Head coach: Jonathan Hayes

12-year career as TE with Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers

2nd-round pick in 1985 NFL Draft

TE coach for Cincinnati Bengals (2003-2018)

TE coach, special teams coordinator for Bob Stoops at Oklahoma, including 2000 National Championship team

Aided in grooming Bengals Pro-Bowl TEs Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert

Offensive coordinator: Chuck Long

1985 Heisman Trophy Runner-Up, Davey O'Brien Award winner, All-American (Iowa)

12th overall pick of 1985 NFL Draft (Lions)

Head coach, San Diego State (2006-2008); OC for Oklahoma (co-OC/QB coach, 2002-2005), Kansas (2010-2011)

Defensive coordinator: Jay Hayes

19 years of NFL coaching experience

13 years as DL coach for Bengals, helping mold Pro-Bowlers Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap

Brother of head coach Jonathan Hayes

Seattle Dragons HC Jim Zorn

Seattle Dragons

Head coach: Jim Zorn

25 years of coaching experience (including 19 as a QB coach and 2 as NFL head coach)

Named AFC Offensive Rookie of the Year (1976) and second-team All-Pro (1978)

Member of Seahawks' Ring of Honor after 8-season career

Head coach, Washington Redskins (2008-2009)

As QB coach, tutored Matt Hasselbeck, Joe Flacco to then-career-best performances

Offensive coordinator: Mike Riley

2x CFL Grey Cup champion as head coach (1988, 1990)

Head coach: Oregon State (1997-1998, 2003-2014), San Diego Chargers (1999-2001), Nebraska (2015-2017)

Oregon State's all-time leader as head coach with 93 wins

Defensive coordinator: Clayton Lopez

Defensive back: Nevada (1991-1994)

Defensive backs coach: Oakland Raiders (2004-2005, 2012-2014), Detroit Lions (2006-2007), St. Louis Rams (2009-2011)

This is his first job as a defensive coordinator.

Tampa Bay Vipers HC Marc Trestman

Tampa Bay Vipers

Head coach: Marc Trestman

3x CFL Grey Cup champion as head coach (2009, 2010, 2017)

2x CFL Coach of the Year (2009, 2017)

As OC for 2002 Raiders: reached Super Bowl & led NFL in total offense, while QB Rich Gannon won NFL MVP

85-73 overall as head coach, including 2 years with NFL's Bears

In 12 years as NFL OC: 1st in NFL scoring offense with 49ers (1995); 2nd with Raiders (2002), Bears (2013); 3rd with 49ers (1996)

Offensive coordinator: Jaime Elizondo

Won 2016 CFL Grey Cup as OC for Ottawa Redblacks (2016-2018)

OC/QB coach for Columbia, WR coach at Syracuse

Ottawa QB Trevor Harris had a 5,000-yard passing season in 2018

Defensive coordinator: Jerry Glanville

Head coach: Houston Oilers (1985-1989); reached the playoffs three times

Helped create "Grits Blitz" defense as DC for 1977 Atlanta Falcons, allowing modern-day record of just 129 points in a 14-game season

Defensive coordinator: Bills (1983), Oilers (1984-1985); former NASCAR driver, owner


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