XFL Coaching Staff

Coaches come and go. It’s the nature of the business. With so much turnover in the industry, it can be a real struggle to keep up with what coach is working where. But don’t worry, XFLBetting has got you covered with our United Football League coaching index, which should help give you an edge when betting on the XFL or USFL Division games.

Initially, perhaps the biggest selling point of the league was the superior roster of head coaches hired by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment. Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia have followed up on those impressive efforts by bringing in top-level coaching talent for the 2023 campaign, and that trend has continued during the formation of the United Football League (UFL).

And while the game of pro football is maturing now to the point where bettors and the best XFL sportsbooks are giving more credence to the players on the field than the staff on the sidelines, coaches still play an important part in determining where to draw the line – and how to bet on it.

2024 XFL Division Coaches

Arlington Renegades logoARLINGTON RENEGADES

Head Coach - Bob Stoops

After graduating from the University of Iowa following a career as a four-year starter at defensive back, Bob Stoops was eager to get into the coaching profession. He became a graduate assistant at Iowa the next year and was elevated to an official assistant coach the following year.

After a brief stop at Kent State, Kansas State, and Florida, Stoops landed his dream job as the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners. Stoops remained in Oklahoma for the next 18 years, winning ten Big Ten Conference championships and a national title in 2000.

Coach Bob Stoops retired from coaching in 2017. Just two years later, Stoops surprised many when he announced that he was unretiring to join the Dallas Renegades as their head coach and general manager. Stoops will return in 2024 to coach the Arlington Renegades once again. Our guide to betting on the Arlington Renegades goes into the fine details about their 2024 campaign. Stoops was the first high-profile hire for the XFL reboot and lent much-needed credibility to the formation of the UFL.

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - Matt McMillen
Director of Player Personnel - Rick Mueller
Co-Offensive Coordinator - Jon Hayes
Co-Offensive Coordinator - Chuck Long
Running Backs - Reggie Davis
Offensive Line/Special Teams - Jon Himebauch
Tight Ends/Special Teams - Scott Spurrier

Co-Defensive Coordinator - Jay Hayes
Co-Defensive Coordinator - Tim Lewis
Linebackers - Bill Sheridan
Cornerbacks - Marvin Sanders
Quality Control - Michael George
Equipment Manager - Blake Kuenzi
Video Manager - Chris Crooks


Head Coach: Reggie Barlow
Returning to his head coaching position for the 2024 UFL season is Reggie Barlow, who will helm the Washington, D.C Defenders in hopes of leading them to a league championship. Barlow played college ball for Alabama State, where he made a splash big enough at the small university to attract NFL scouts.

Reggie Barlow was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1994 as a wide receiver and remained with the team through the 2000 season. Barlow then played for the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before retiring from the league as a player in 2003.

Coach Barlow then transitioned into football coaching when he returned to Alabama State in 2005, first as a position coach and then becoming the HC from 2007 until 2014. He then moved on to become the head coach of Virginia State, where he remained until resigning in March of 2022 for an opportunity in the XFL.

Gamblers can bet on the DC Defenders and coach Barlow to field an exciting brand of football in the nation’s capital.

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - Stacie Johnson
Director of Player Personnel - Von Hutchins
Offensive Coordinator - Fred Kaiss
Wide Receivers - Alvance Robinson
Tight Ends - Cody Crills
Quarterbacks - Shannon Harris
Offensive Line - Russ Ehrenfeld

Defensive Coordinator - Gregg Williams
Defensive Line - Jeremy Watkins
Defensive Backs - Vernon Dean
Special Teams/Linebackers - Jamie Sharper
Quality Control - Deion Harris
Athletic Trainer - Chris Lacsamana
Equipment Manager - VanDyke Jones
Video Manager - Caleb Studivant

St. Louis BattlehawksST. LOUIS BATTLEHAWKS

Head Coach: Anthony Becht
Anthony Becht was a first-round draft pick of the NFL's New York Jets in 2000 and played tight end in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LA Rams, Arizona Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs until his 2011 retirement.

Becht's only prior football coaching experience was as a TE coach for the San Diego Fleet in 2019, a franchise that competed in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF). in 2023, Becht will make his XFL coaching debut for the St. Louis BattleHawks, where he will hope to build upon the fanbase that was established during the shortened 2020 season.

While Becht's offensive strategy is a mystery at this time, it is probably a safe bet to assume that the tight ends will get a lot of passes thrown their way in St. Louis. Online and domestic sportsbooks are expected to roll out their odds for betting on the St. Louis BattleHawks within a few weeks of the 2023 season's start.

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - Anastasia Ali
Director of Player Personnel - Dave Boller
Offensive Coordinator - Bruce Gradkowski
Running Backs - Art Valero
Wide Receivers - Ricky Proehl
Offensive Line - Pat Perles
Offensive Line Assistant - Mark Lee

Defensive Coordinator - Donnie Abraham
Defensive Line - La’Roi Glover
Linebackers - Dave Steckel
Athletic Trainer - Eric Avila
Equipment Manager - Todd Hewitt
Video Manager - Sean Hollister


Head Coach: Wade Phillips
The former head coach of the Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and the Houston Roughnecks now makes his way to San Antonio to try and build a winner in the XFL Division. Phillips is a defensive coaching specialist who has produced some of the most dominant performances in the history of professional football.

His lasting legacy will be as the defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl 50-winning Denver Broncos, who held the Carolina Panthers to 10 points. Phillips plans to install a dominant defensive strategy in San Antonio in the hope of propelling them to an XFL Championship.

Phillips' stingy brand of defense is sure to keep points off the board and will keep UFL offenses aggravated. Betting on the San Antonio Brahmas and Wade Phillips' chances of winning is a wager worth considering in 2024.

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - Jose Jefferson
Director of Player Personnel - Will Lewis
Offensive Coordinator - Jamie Elizondo
Quarterbacks - Josh Neiswander
Running Backs - Jimmie Johnson
Offensive Line - Pete Mangurian
Tight Ends/Special Teams - Scott Boone
Athletic Trainer - Robert Roche

Defensive Coordinator - Jim Herrmann
Defensive Line - Paul Spicer
Linebackers - Joey Porter
Defensive Backs - Corey Chamblin
Assistant Defensive Backs - Derrius Bell
Equipment Manager - Cortez Robinson
Video Manager - Chris Miller

2024 USFL Division Coaches

Houston Roughnecks logoHOUSTON ROUGHNECKS

Head Coach: C.J. Johnson 
(Bio Coming Soon)

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - Danielle Lee
Director of Player Personnel - Marc Lillibridge
Offensive Coordinator - AJ Smith
Wide Receivers - Payton Pardee
Offensive Line - Andre Gurode
Running Backs - John Estes
Offensive Quality Control - Marvin Williams

Defensive Coordinator - Brian Stewart
Defensive Line - Bill Johnson
Linebackers - AJ Reisig
Defensive Backs - Morgan Ford
Special Teams - Greg McMahon
Athletic Trainer - Joe Resendez
Video Manager - Brian Martin
Equipment Manager - Jared Mostowsky

Birmingham Stallions IconBIRMINGHAM STALLIONS

Head Coach: Skip Holtz
(Bio Coming Soon)

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - TBA
Director of Player Personnel - TBA
Offensive Coordinator - TBA
Wide Receivers - TBA
Offensive Line - TBA
Running Backs - TBA
Offensive Quality Control - TBA

Defensive Coordinator - TBA
Defensive Line - TBA
Linebackers - TBA
Defensive Backs - TBA
Special Teams - TBA
Athletic Trainer - TBA
Video Manager - TBA
Equipment Manager - TBA

Memphis Showboats IconMEMPHIS SHOWBOATS

Head Coach: John DeFilippo
(Bio Coming Soon)

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - TBA
Director of Player Personnel - TBA
Offensive Coordinator - TBA
Wide Receivers - TBA
Offensive Line - TBA
Running Backs - TBA
Offensive Quality Control - TBA

Defensive Coordinator - TBA
Defensive Line - TBA
Linebackers - TBA
Defensive Backs - TBA
Special Teams - TBA
Athletic Trainer - TBA
Video Manager - TBA
Equipment Manager - TBA

Michigan Panthers IconMEMPHIS PANTHERS

Head Coach: Mike Nolan
(Bio Coming Soon)

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - TBA
Director of Player Personnel - TBA
Offensive Coordinator - TBA
Wide Receivers - TBA
Offensive Line - TBA
Running Backs - TBA
Offensive Quality Control - TBA

Defensive Coordinator - TBA
Defensive Line - TBA
Linebackers - TBA
Defensive Backs - TBA
Special Teams - TBA
Athletic Trainer - TBA
Video Manager - TBA
Equipment Manager - TBA

XFL Coaches For Teams Not Kept For The UFL

Orlando Guardians logoORLANDO GUARDIANS

Head Coach: Terrell Buckley
Buckley began his career as an elite cornerback as a member of the Florida State Seminoles from 1988 to 1991 before being drafted fifth overall by the Green Bay Packers, where he played until 1994.

T-Buck played defensive back at a high level until his retirement from the NFL in 2005, finishing with 50 career interceptions and earning a Super Bowl 36 ring with the New England Patriots in 2002.

Once his playing days were over, Buckley returned to his alma mater, FSU, where he was an assistant coach from 2007 to 2011. He then coached cornerbacks for the University of Akron, Louisville, Mississippi State, and then Ole Miss before setting his sights on a head coaching gig in the XFL.

Coach Buckley's overall offensive and defensive strategies are unknown at this time, but fans of betting on the Orlando Guardians should expect elevated play from the corners and defensive backs.

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - Patrick Austin
Director of Player Personnel - Larry Lee
Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs - Robert Ford
Assistant Head Coach - Lamar Thomas
Quarterbacks - Shane Matthews
Offensive Line - Keith Wagner

Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks - Tony Carter
Defensive Line: Ty Warren Linebackers - Mark Snyder
Safeties - Ronnie Lee
Athletic Trainer - Rachel Sharpe
Equipment Manager - Bobby Monica
Video Manager - Ben Lawson

Seattle Sea Dragons logoSEATTLE SEA DRAGONS

Head Coach: Jim Haslett
Jim Haslett is a former NFL player and is probably best known for his time as head coach of the New Orleans Saints. Haslett has spent decades coaching various defensive positions in the National Football League and adds prestige to the ranks of HCs for the third go-round of the XFL.

Coach Haslett is known for producing solid defensive units that give opposing offenses fits during his time in the National Football League and was the AP NFL Coach of the Year in 2000 when he was with the St. Louis Rams (now in Los Angeles). As a player, Haslett was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1979.

As Seattle's head coach, Haslett intends to take the team to the next level and deliver an XFL Championship title to their legions of fans that were growing back in 2020. Anyone intending to bet on the Seattle Sea Dragons in 2023 should anticipate some low scores from their opponents.

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - Pat Mathews
Director of Player Personnel - Randy Mueller
Offensive Coordinator - June Jones
Quarterbacks - Dan Morrison
Offensive Line - Dennis McKnight
Running Backs - Wes Suan
Wide Receivers/Special Teams - Ty Knott

Defensive Coordinator - Ron Zook
Defensive Line/Front Seven - Chip Garber
Linebackers - Matt Fleischacker
Defensive Backs - Mike Gillhamer
Safeties/Quality Control - Aaron McGinty
Athletic Trainer - Scottie Patton
Equipment Manager - Trevor Pueblo
Video Manager - Drew Scharenbroch

Vegas Vipers logoLAS VEGAS VIPERS

Head Coach: Rod Woodson
Rod Woodson makes his head coaching debut for the XFL's Las Vegas Vipers in 2023, following an NFL Hall of Fame career as a cornerback with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens and serving as a defensive back coach will the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Woodson will have no issues commanding respect from his players, considering his credentials which include being a Super Bowl XXXV Champion, a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993, 6 NFL first-team All-Pro selections, and 11 Pro Bowls.

Time will tell as to what offensive and defensive strategies Coach Woodson will employ in Las Vegas, but rest assured, betting on the Las Vegas Vipers will be interesting this year.

Assistant Coaches

Director of Team Operations - Temeko Richardson
Director of Player Personnel - Joey Clinkscales
Wide Receivers - Ray Sherman
Tight Ends - Charlie Eger
Offensive Line - Bob Wylie
Quality Control - Franco Arellanos

Defensive Coordinator - Cris Dishman
Defensive Backs - Darren Perry
Linebackers - Dr. Jen Welter
Athletic Trainer - Justin Bland
Equipment Manager - Bob Wick
Video Manager - Brendan Taylor

FAQ For XFL Coaches

Although the exact salary for each XFL coach has not been disclosed, the maximum amount of money that a head coach in the XFL can make per year is $500,000.