XFL announces key football appointments and coaching staff for its eight teams

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 9, 2022 – The XFL announced today that it has hired key front office and coaching staff for its eight teams to continue building an elite, experienced football operations team. In addition to its head coach, each team has added a director of player personnel (“DPP”), an offensive coordinator (“OC”), and a 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 seek out potential players and help build their team in preparation for the XFL Draft in November 2022 and the season opener on Saturday, February 18, 2023. All names and Head Coach pairings are below.

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

Beginning this month, the XFL will host a series of player demonstrations in six cities across the United States to give aspiring football players a chance to showcase their skills. DPPs will attend all showcases along with some of the XFL’s head coaches, who were announced back in April 2022.

Doug Whaley, Senior Vice President, Player Personnel added, “Our DPPs bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the XFL. They understand the quality of the players we’re looking for and have a keen eye for talent. We are excited to have them join the XFL and look forward to them helping build our teams and the league from the ground up.”

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

The XFL begins 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: From Hutchins
  • OK/RB: Fred Kaiss
  • DC: Gregg Williams

Head Coach: Anthony Becht

  • DPP: Dave Boller*
  • OK: Bruce Gradkowski
  • Director’s Cut: Nathaniel “Donnie” Abraham

Head Coach: Terrell Buckley

  • DPP: Larry Lee
  • OK: Robert Ford
  • DC: Tony Carter

Head Coach: Jim Haslett

  • Cameraman: Randy Mueller*
  • OK: June Jones*
  • Director’s Cut: Ron Zook

Head Coach: Wade Phillips

See also

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  • DPP: Marc Lillibridge
  • OK: AJ Smith*
  • DC: Brian Stewart

Head Coach: Bob Stoops*

  • DPP: Rick Mueller
  • OK: Jonathan Hayes*
  • Director’s Cut: Jay Hayes*

Head Coach: Hines Ward

  • DPP: Will Lewis*
  • OK: Jaime Elizondo*
  • Director’s Cut: Jim Herrmann*

Head Coach: Rod Woodson

  • DPP: Joey Clinkscales*
  • OK: to be announced
  • direct current: to be announced

*Back to XFL

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

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