The league announced Tuesday former NFL Head Coach Kevin Gilbride would be the new Head Coach/GM of the XFL’s New York franchise.
Gilbride is the fifth 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 and College football offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will be in Washington D.C.
More coaching announcements will come for XFL teams in St. Louis on Thursday then, Los Angeles, Houston coming soon.
From Oliver Luck
- Expects to announcement broadcast package soon
- Broadcast partners were at The Spring League games in Austin Texas
- Announcement of new Head Coach/GM for the St Louis franchise on Thursday
- About New Coach Kevin Gilbride;
- Gilbride has 40 years of coaching experience in college and pro
- 2 season as NFL head coach
- 5 years leading Southern Connecticut his alma mater
- 2 super bowls with Eli Manning and the New York Giants
- Embraces the quicker style of play the XFL will bring
- His is all about More Ball / Less Stall
From Kevin Gilbride XFL New York Head Coach
- Spent time will Oliver over the last several weeks
- Impressed with the XFL officials
- Need an excellent red zone offense because of the league rules
- Looking forward to working with Janet Duch
- Fans will like the game
- “I’m intrigued by being in something at the ground floor level…I assure you the basic Tenents and principles of the game are still there.”
- Has a wife of 44 years
- Retired because of miss out with family and now with grandkids but ready to get back in the game
From Janet Duch XFL New York President
- The first time we see Jeffery Pollock speak
- Talks about new presidents like Erik Moses in D.C., Heather Karatz in L.A. and Ryan Gustafson in Seattle
- She was born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey
- 18 years at MSG and senior VP of Marketing for the NBA New York Knicks and NHL New York Rangers
- Mentions it is 298 days to kick off, time to go to work
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