Kevin Gilbride rumored to be the first Head Coach of XFL New York
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.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 15, 2019
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.