The XFL team based in New York has found its Head Coach.
On Monday, it was officially announced during the press conference today at noon in Times Square that former New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride will lead this team. The news was reported on XFLNews.com.
Gilbride joins Bob Stoops, Jim Zorn, Marc Trestman and Pep Hamilton as coaches for XFL teams. You can watch the presser here:
Gilbride got his start as a coach in 1974 where he served as a linebackers coach for Idaho State. He also was the offensive coordinator for NFL teams like the Bills, Jaguars and Houston Oilers. Gilbride’s first head coaching gig came back for the San Diego Chargers from 1997-98 where he held a 6-16 record.
Gilbride became the quarterback’s coach in 2004 for the New York Giants then later promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007. After winning two Super Bowls with the NFL team, he retired from football after the 2013 season.
The league will launch in 2020 on Saturday, February 8 just after the NFL’s Super Bowl.