On Tuesday, the XFL is planning to hold a press conference in New York’s Times Square to announce the Head Coach/General manager, and the President of their New York franchise. Today, Fox Sports announcer Jay Glazer reported that the Head Coach candidate would be Kevin Gilbride.
Hearing former Giants coach Kevin Gilbride is returning to coaching in New York… as the XFL head coach.
The 67-year-old Gilbride has a New York connection as he is a former member of the New York Giants’ coaching staff, serving for ten seasons. The last seven seasons of his tenure he served as their offensive coordinator, and served in this role during the Giant’s two most recent Super Bowl championships. Gilbride retired from the Giant’s after the 2013 season.
Prior to coaching with the Giants, Gilbride was Head Coach for San Diego, where he posted a 6-16 record between 1997 and 1998. He has plenty of other NFL experience, as he has been a member of the coaching staff of the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburg Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Oilers.
Early in his football career, Gilbride attended Southern Connecticut State University, where he played both quarterback and tight end.
The XFL will announce the New York team head Coach/General Manager and Team President on Tuesday, April 16th.
When: Tuesday April 16 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Castell Rooftop at the AC Hotel Times Square
Of the eight XFL teams, the first four Head Coaches were announced in February and early March: Bob Stoops (Dallas) on 7 February, Pep Hamilton (Washington) on 21 February, Jim Zorn (Seattle) on 25 February, and Marc Trestman (Tampa Bay) on 5 March. Afterward, there has been a long pause before any new Head Coaches have been announced, which has left XFL followers to wait patiently for news. On 16 April, they will have the type of news they were waiting for.
Prior to the past Head Coach announcements, there were strong rumors indicating the candidate. So far, there are no strong rumors as to who the candidate may be.
The XFL has also previously announced Team Presidents: Heather Brooks Karatz (Los Angeles) on 21 March, Ryan Gustafson (Seattle) on 26 March, and Erik A. Moses (Washington) on 29 March. Next Tuesday’s announcement will mark the occasion of the fourth team President to join the XFL organization.
The XFL today announced the eight cities and venues its teams will call home when the league launches the weekend of February 8-9, 2020.
Dallas – Globe Life Park
Houston – TDECU Stadium
Los Angeles – StubHub Center
New York – MetLife Stadium
St. Louis – The Dome at America’s Center
Seattle – CenturyLink Field
Tampa Bay – Raymond James Stadium
Washington, DC – Audi Field
The announcement was made today by XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck at a press conference held at MetLife Stadium, which included representatives from all eight markets.
“After months of research and consideration, we’re thrilled to announce the cities and venues of the XFL’s eight inaugural teams,” said Luck. “We are committed to being ingrained in the local community and extremely fortunate that our teams will have world-class facilities to call home.”
Beginning today, fans can go to XFL.com to reserve their season tickets, which will provide them with early access to select their seats and purchase season tickets before the general public.
The new XFL will deliver a fan-centric, innovative experience, including fast-paced games and a family-friendly environment, complemented by cross-platform viewing options and real-time fan engagement.
About the XFL
The new XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when the league kicks off the weekend of February 8-9, 2020.
Football is America’s favorite sport boasting over 85 million fans but the traditional season is just too short. Seeing a tremendous opportunity to fill the void, Vince McMahon, XFL Founder and Chairman announced on January 25, 2018, the launch of a new league, which he is personally funding. McMahon is building the XFL with the same commitment and resolve that he has demonstrated building WWE into a global media and sports entertainment powerhouse.
Delivering authentic, high energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The league will launch with eight teams, 45-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. The XFL will also establish a health, wellness and safety program that meets the needs of today’s athletes.
The XFL will embrace the latest on and off-field technology, providing live game coverage, content and real-time engagement across multiple platforms, giving fans greater access than ever before. We will build strong grassroots relationships with local organizations in our Host Cities through social responsibility partnerships, and the XFL will enjoy the support of WWE’s many extraordinary resources and promotional capabilities.