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OFFICIAL NEW YORK GUARDIANS XFL TEAM GEAR
KEVIN GILBRIDE NAMED XFL NEW YORK HEAD COACH
Kevin Gilbride, a former NFL head coach with nearly four-decades of football coaching experience, was named the head coach and general manager of the XFL team in New York.
Gilbride’s coaching career began in the college ranks, first as a linebackers coach at Idaho State and Tufts University, and then as a defensive coordinator at American International University. Following his stint as head coach at Southern Connecticut State University, his alma mater, he spent two seasons at the professional level as quarterbacks/wide receivers coach for the CFL’s Ottawa Rough Riders, and then returned to college football as offensive coordinator for East Carolina University.
In 1989, Gilbride made the jump to the NFL where he spent the next 25 years on the sidelines as a quarterbacks coach for the Houston Oilers and New York Giants (2004-06). He also spent time as the offensive coordinator with the Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and Giants (2007-13). As Oilers’ quarterbacks coach, he worked with Warren Moon who passed for more than 3,600 yards and 23 touchdowns. As the Giants’ quarterbacks coach, he was entrusted with the early NFL career of Eli Manning, and as the team’s offensive coordinator, he played a key role in helping the Giants bring home a pair of Super Bowl championships (XLII & XLVI).
He also spent two seasons as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers (1997-98), and five guiding SCSU (1980-84).
Gilbride will make his return to New York as head coach and general manager. Over his ten years as a coach in New York, he learned how savvy and passionate the fans can be and looks forward to build the best team possible to represent New York & New Jersey.
XFL NAMES JANET DUCH PRESIDENT OF NEW YORK TEAM
“It’s a great privilege to help lead the XFL’s New York team and help evolve the football experience, on and off the field,” said Duch. “I’m excited for the opportunity to build a new organization and engage the passionate football fans we have in the Tri-State area. Our mission is to bring fans closer to the game they love.” - Janet Duch, President of the XFL team in New York.
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