Houston XFL team

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Houston XFL team
Founded2018
LeagueXFL (2020)
Team historyXFL Houston
2018–present
Based inHouston, Texas
StadiumTDECU Stadium
Houston, Texas
OwnerAlpha Entertainment, LLC
PresidentBrian Michael Cooper[1]
Head coachJune Jones
General managerJune Jones
Websitewww.xfl.com/teams/Houston

The XFL Houston is a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The team is an owned-and-operated member of the XFL (2020) begun by Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment. The team will play its home games at TDECU Stadium.[2]

On May 13, 2019, June Jones left his position with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to become Houston's head coach.[3] The XFL confirmed the hire May 20.

Metro area background[edit]

Houston joins Seattle, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. as the league's inaugural cities.

Houston has previously hosted several other alternative professional football teams, including the Texans of the World Football League (unrelated to the current NFL team of the same name), Gamblers of the United States Football League, and Thunderbears of the Arena Football League. The city has a long association with commissioner Oliver Luck, who played for the Houston Oilers in the National Football League and previously served as president of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo; Houston was one of the first cities the league visited in September 2018 in regard to a potential XFL team.[4]

Houston has one major league winter sport against which the XFL will economically compete, the NBA's Houston Rockets. The team will also have to compete against the MLS's Houston Dynamo in March and April.

Staff[edit]

Houston XFL team staff
Front office
  • General manager – June Jones
  • Director of player personnel – TBA
  • Director of football operations – Dan "Dynomite" Kuhn
  • Manager of football operations – TBA
Head coach
Offensive coaches
  • Offensive Coordinator – Chris Miller
  • Quarterbacks – Dan Morrison
  • Running backs – TBA
  • Wide Receivers – TBA
  • Offensive line – John Estes
  • Tight ends – TBA
  • Offensive assistant – A.J. Smith
 
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – TBA
  • Defensive Line – TBA
  • Linebackers – Tom Mason
  • Defensive backs – Derrius Bell
  • Assistant defensive backs – TBA
East Division
NY
STL
TB
WAS
West Division
DAL
HOU
LA
SEA

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fox26houston.com/sports/xfl-to-name-june-jones-head-coach-in-houston
  2. ^ Staff, KOMO (5 December 2018). "Seattle chosen as one of 8 inaugural teams for new XFL football league". KOMO.
  3. ^ McClain, John (May 13, 2019). "June Jones to coach Houston's XFL team". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Berman, Mark (September 5, 2018). XFL tours BBVA Compass Stadium and TDECU Stadium. KRIV. Retrieved December 30, 2018.