SAN JOSE, CA, August 24, 2000 The XFL, a professional football league jointly owned and operated by the World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. (NMSL: WWFE) and NBC, today named Greg Mohns as Director of Player Personnel of the San Jose team.
Mike Preacher, the General Manager for the XFLs San Jose Demons, announced that Mohns, a 26-year football veteran, would be joining the San Jose team immediately. "I am very pleased that my first order of business is to welcome someone of Gregs caliber to our organization. Greg has had incredible success both as a Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel. Gregs made an immediate impact in creating winning organizations everywhere hes been."
Greg comes to the XFLs San Jose Demons only a few days after he coached the BC Lions to a victory over the Toronto Argonauts. Mohns was brought to BC to improve the talent level of the team. When the Lions lost 13 of 18 games, Mohns stepped in as the Head Coach. He quickly reversed the tide, winning the last six games of the year. The following season, Mohns kept the momentum going after the Lions won the Division Championship with a 13 and 5 records.
Mohns has an exceptional background in the National Football League as well as the CFL. In addition to the BC Lions, Mohns was the Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel for the Toronto Argonauts, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Memphis Mad Dogs, and the Hamilton Tiger Cats. In Hamilton as well as BC, Mohns also served as Assistant General Manager.
Mohns was a key player in revamping and enhancing the quality and competitiveness of the Toronto Argonauts, who had a 4-14 record when Mohns came on board. He negotiated player acquisitions through drafts, trades, claims and free agent signings, resulting in the Argonauts impressive 17-3 record and Grey Cup Championship.
In 1986 and 1987, as Director of Pro Personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs, Mohns organized and supervised the acquisition of personnel, which improved the quality, and competitiveness of the team, resulting in the Chiefs first NFL playoff appearance since 1971.
The San Jose Demons have received thousands of reservations for game tickets through XFL.com, the leagues official web site. Fans can receive their priority number by logging onto www.xfl.com and filling out the ticket form. The team will host five home games commencing in February, 2001.