XFL hires Jonathan Hayes as St. Louis head coach

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When the XFL made its first coaching announcement, it made a splash by bringing in Bob Stoops. Not every XFL coach has quite as big a name.

The latest hiring is Jonathan Hayes to coach the XFL’s St. Louis franchise.

Hayes was the Bengals’ tight ends coach for the entire 16-season Marvin Lewis era, but he lost his job when Lewis and other longtime assistants lost their jobs this offseason.

Prior to coaching, Hayes was a second-round draft pick of the Chiefs in 1985 who played nine years in Kansas City and three more years in Pittsburgh.

The XFL’s St. Louis franchise will play at the same dome that was vacated when the Rams moved to Los Angeles.

6 responses to “XFL hires Jonathan Hayes as St. Louis head coach

  1. Good for Johnathan! He was a terrific coach on a not so terrific team. Maybe some of you will remember him for his appearance on Hard Knocks in 2009 when he was shown trying to instruct and motivate Chase Coffman. Hoping the XFL has a better time of it than did the AAF.

  2. A quite coach that nobody ever heard of for the last 16 years. Good luck with that XFL.

  3. I’m a little surprised that he’s not holding back waiting for another NFL position when Marvin Lewis inevitably gets hired by someone looking to rebuild in the next year or two. He’s a solid coach and you’ll all know the name Hayes soon enough when his son is a top 10 pick in the NBA draft this summer.

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