The XFL makes several staff hires

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The XFL makes several staff hires

Post by LeoNY » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:52 pm

This is from the main page on this site. All impressive hires by the league.

The XFL bolstered its ranks with new staff hires, including a league-wide director of player administration, heads of communications in their Los Angeles, Tampa Bay and Houston franchises, and a head of partnerships in LA.

Russ Giglio has joined as Director of Player Administration. Russ spent over eleven years at the NFL working in the Player Personnel and Football Operations departments, and most recently was the Director of Player Personnel at the former AAF. In his role at the XFL, he will be charged with overseeing Player Personnel policies and procedures, including the draft and waiver wire, and report to Doug Whaley, Senior Vice-President of Football Operations.

Lisa Milner Goldberg joins the league as head of communications for XFL Los Angeles, after eleven years working at Swanson Communications, a PR agency with a focus on boxing, individual athletes and live events. Allen Barrett will head up communications for XFL Tampa Bay after 11 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he most recently served as Senior Communications Manager. Charles Hampton comes to Houston as head of communications for XFL Houston, where he spent eight years with the Houston Texans before heading up the athletic communications team at Grand Canyon University for the past four years.

Jim Baral also joins XFL Los Angeles as the Senior Director of Partnerships, after consulting for the Los Angeles Chargers for the past year and a half. A native of Los Angeles, Jim led media sales and marketing for Univision Networks and Cox Communications on the west coast for over 20 years.

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Re: The XFL makes several staff hires

Post by MarkNelson » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:04 pm

If you look at the "Careers" section of the XFL web site, they are hiring a helluva lot of people. If anyone still doesn't think they're serious about this thing, they should take a look.

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Re: The XFL makes several staff hires

Post by MikeMitchell » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:42 pm

mnelson wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:04 pm
If you look at the "Careers" section of the XFL web site, they are hiring a helluva lot of people. If anyone still doesn't think they're serious about this thing, they should take a look.
XFL Los Angeles is killing it. They are doing a tremendous job. Heather Karatz was a terrific hire. Lisa Milner Goldberg has a tremendous reputation and is so well respected and liked. Similar to Heather in that regard. Jim Baral is also an excellent hire and is perfect for the role he will be filling. You extend that to Crazy Winston Moss and his excellent staff and LA looks like a winning franchise to me. You gotta win games on the field but they are knocking it out of the park so far in building that franchise up.

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Re: The XFL makes several staff hires

Post by GDAWG » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:13 pm

When the XFL announces these hires on Twitter, I expect the responses to be "TEAM NAMES!" for a lot of them.

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Re: The XFL makes several staff hires

Post by MikeMitchell » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:47 pm

Russ Giglio has joined as Director of Player Administration. Russ spent over eleven years at the NFL working in the Player Personnel and Football Operations departments, and most recently was the Director of Player Personnel at the former AAF. In his role at the XFL, he will be charged with overseeing Player Personnel policies and procedures, including the draft and waiver wire, and report to Doug Whaley, Senior Vice-President of Football Operations.
The part in bold in the above quote is of most interest to me. It's clear that the league hasn't finalized all the specifics in relation to their draft and waiver wire set up. We know that the XFL draft is supposed to be a snake draft. Of course, the interest lies in how they determine draft order and the set up of the entire draft or drafts, as it could end up being. Giglio is going to have an important job. Of course Doug Whaley is going to final say and will have to put his stamp of approval on all policies.

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