It’s no secret the XFL will be back next year. Most of us are hyped for the league’s return. XFL teams are already building their backroom and playing staff. The league’s vision to redefine football plus the modifications to the first launch in 2001 makes the upcoming league appealing to a lot of players and coaches alike.
A lot of players and coaching personnel are already heading to the XFL. Here, we will be taking a look at the coaches and backroom staff that left the Canadian Football League (CFL) to join XFL.
Trestman is a football coach with extensive experience. He has coached teams in both the CFL and NFL. He was the head coach of CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and he led the franchise to a Grey Cup title in 2017 but was fired after last season when the club finished last in the East Division with a 4-14 record. In March, the XFL announced Trestman has been named the head coach and general manager of the Tampa Bay XFL team.
Football coach June Jones stepped down from his position as assistant head coach/offensive co-ordinator of CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats to pursue other opportunities. In May, the XFL confirmed it had hired Jones as the head coach and general manager of the Houston franchise.
Previously a defensive assistant with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL, Fields left his position for a coaching opportunity in the XFL. He was the Defensive backs coach of Hamilton Tiger-Cats before joining Eskimos.
He’s now part of XFL as he joined the Tampa Bay franchise as the new Defensive Backs coach under head coach Marc Trestman.
Elizondo was the offensive coordinator of the CFL’s Ottawa Redbacks until he abruptly quit…to pursue other opportunities. You can see we weren’t joking when we said the XFL is appealing to a lot of players and coaches. He joined XFL’s Tampa Bay franchise as offensive coordinator.
Veteran coach Jerry Glanville left his position as defensive coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cat after the 2018 season for personal reasons. XFL’s Tampa Bay franchise announced in May that Glanville has been hired as its defensive coordinator and will work alongside head coach Marc Trestman. We think Trestman is bringing all his CFL friends to the XFL. No kidding.
Previously Offensive Assistant and Quarterbacks Coach for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Morrison is now a part of XFL. He will join June Jones at the XFL’s Houston franchise and take over as the Offensive Assistant, a role has occupied under Jones in the CFL.
When we said Marc Trestman was bringing in his friends from the CFL to the XFL, we weren’t joking. Moore was Josh Moore was formerly the Running Backs Coach for the Toronto Argonauts (CFL), and before spent two seasons as coaching assistant for Marc Trestman during his time with the Chicago Bears in 2014-15. He’s now been hired as the Running Backs for XFL Tampa Bay Franchise under Trestman. Do the maths!
Experienced American coach Mike Archer was previously the Defensive Coordinator with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. He is currently the Linebackers coach of XFL Tampa Bay.
Frank Gansz Jr
Gansz Jr. is the son of the late legendary football coach Frank Gansz Sr and he was previously the Special Teams Coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL). He has been hired as the Special Teams coordinator for Tampa Bay.
One of the high ranking females in the XFL, Raiche was formerly the director of Football Administration for the Toronto Argonauts (CFL). She is now Director of Football Operations for XFL Tampa Bay.
Parker was the former Defensive Assistant for the Montreal Alouettes (CFL). He’s now the Football Analyst for XFL Tampa Bay Franchise.
Previous job was Professional & College Player Scout for the Toronto Argonauts (CFL). He’s now the Analyst/Scouting Manager of Tampa Bay.
And it’s a wrap. Do you think there’s someone that wasn’t on the list? Then feel free to tell us in the comment section.
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