The XFL has added longtime NFL coach Gregg Williams to its ranks of coordinators as they continue to fill out their coaching staffs. Williams will as the defensive coordinator for the currently unnamed team under Head Coach Reggie Barlow. Also on the coaching staff will be offensive coordinator and running backs coach Fred Kaiss and personal Von Hutchins. Williams last coached in the NFL from 2019 to 2020 as the defensive coordinator for the New York Jets. He is likely the most experienced defensive coordinator currently in the XFL.
Our Directors of Player Personnel, Offensive Coordinators, and Defensive Coordinators are officially onboard!
We’re prioritizing our ability to recruit high-quality, talented players and these individuals will be key to identifying and preparing these players for their teams.
— XFL (@XFL2023) June 9, 2022
Gregg Williams has a long tenure and history of coaching football most notably as the Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns. He also notably served a one-year suspension for his role in the bounty program with the New Orleans Saints. The coaching staffs of the XFL teams are now shaping up and soon the attention will begin to focus on filling out rosters and getting ready for the return of the XFL on the field.
Las Vegas: Joey Clinkscales, Rod Woodson, coordinators to be announced later
Seattle: Randy Mueller, Jim Haslett, June Jones, Ron Zook
Washington, D.C.: Von Hutchins, Reggie Barlow, Fred Kaiss, Gregg Williams
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) June 9, 2022
Gregg Williams has plenty of experience on the defensive side of the ball and could be a real asset to the new and improved XFL. The current plan is for the XFL to return on February 18th, 2023. Def Pen Sports will continue to update news about the XFL as it happens.