The XFL announced all eight head coaches for its 2023 season back in April, but there’s still no word on where they’ll be located.
With Bob Stoops making a return, it’s been widely excepted that he’ll be returning to Dallas. This is further solidified by the fact that the XFL will be using Arlington, TX as they headquarters next year. It’s also been reported that Reggie Barlow will land in San Antonio, with Terrell Buckey heading up Orlando and Jim Haslett coaching in Seattle.
It looks like we have another coach and location locked in. Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network reports that Anthony Becht will head coach the XFL’s St. Louis franchise.
Anthony Becht is a former tight end who played in the NFL. He was drafted by the New York Jets 27th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. Becht was also a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs.
If everything sticks from 2020, this could se Becht make a return to The Dome, this time serving a larger role.
Many expected to see the St. Louis BattleHawks return with the XFL. They lead the league in attendance in 2020, and were even on track to sell over 50,000 tickets to their week 7 matchup against the Los Angeles Wildcats.
We assume if the XFL returns to St. Louis that the BattleHawks moniker will come along with it. But, the league has rebranded and the new owners may want to put their own spin on it, so we’ll leave the possibility open until confirmed.
Fans are still waiting to find out which cities the league will play next year, along with the team names and logos. There were rumors that it was going to happen June 1st, but as you can see that didn’t come to fruition. That being said, with the Summer Showcases about to kickoff we wouldn’t doubt if the news isn’t too far off.
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