Tuesday update: The XFL has formally announced Gilbride as New York’s head coach.
The XFL will name Kevin Gilbride as the head coach of its New York franchise, according to FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer.
“Hearing former Giants coach Kevin Gilbride is returning to coaching in New York… as the XFL head coach,” Glazer tweeted Monday.
Gilbride has not coached since 2013, the end of a 10-year run with the Giants. He was brought aboard by Tom Coughlin in 2004 as quarterbacks coach — a move that coincided with the club’s draft day trade to acquire Eli Manning — and in 2006 he was promoted to offensive coordinator. Gilbride helped Big Blue win the Super Bowl in the 2007 and 2011 seasons.
The 67-year-old also has coordinator experience with the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Oilers and East Carolina. He was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers from 1997-98 and Southern Connecticut State from 1980-84.
Hearing former Giants coach Kevin Gilbride is returning to coaching in New York… as the XFL head coach.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 15, 2019
Gilbride would be the XFL’s fifth head coach, joining Bob Stoops (Dallas), Pep Hamilton (Washington DC), Jim Zorn (Seattle) and Marc Trestman (Tampa Bay). The Houston, Los Angeles and St. Louis franchises are still without head coaches. Commissioner Oliver Luck has said the league would like to have all eight head coaches announced by the end of this month.
The to-be-named New York team will play at MetLife Stadium, home of the Giants and New York Jets. The XFL will begin play Feb. 8, 2020.
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