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OFFICIAL DC DEFENDERS XFL TEAM GEAR
PEP HAMILTON NAMED HEAD COACH OF WASHINGTON, D.C. XFL TEAM
Pep Hamilton, who has more than 20 years of experience as a football coach in the NFL and with major college programs, has been named the head coach and general manager of the XFL team in Washington, D.C.
Hamilton joins the XFL with more than 10 years of coaching experience across five NFL teams: the Cleveland Browns (2016); Indianapolis Colts (2013-15); Chicago Bears (2007-09); San Francisco 49ers (2006) and New York Jets (2003-05).
Over his coaching career, Hamilton has focused on the offensive side of the game. He has coached and developed many outstanding college and professional quarterbacks, including Jay Cutler, Brian Griese, Andrew Luck, and Alex Smith.
Hamilton will lead the XFL team in Washington, D.C. where he played quarterback and began his coaching career at his alma mater, Howard University, for five seasons (1997-2001). Hamilton added the role of offensive coordinator to his responsibilities during his final three seasons.
The XFL will kick off on Feb. 8, 2020.
XFL NAMES ERIK A. MOSES TEAM PRESIDENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
“I’m excited to join the XFL and help build a new type of sports league that focuses on innovation, affordable entertainment, and family fun,” said Moses. “I am grateful to my colleagues at Events DC and our city’s leadership for allowing me to represent this town’s sports and entertainment industry for the past ten years. I can think of no better next step than to work with this great community to establish the XFL in DC and across the entire Washington region and cultivate a passionate, loyal fan base for our team.” - Erik A. Moses, President of The XFL Team in Washington, D.C.
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