The Head Ball Coach is back!
After a brief coaching hiatus, legendary head coach Steve Spurrier is back. Spurrier has agreed to take the reigns of the new Orlando-based Alliance of American Football team.
It’s OFFICIAL: The legendary Head Ball Coach, @SteveSpurrierUF has joined The Alliance as head coach in Orlando. All the details at https://t.co/FPPxtbeBjO #JoinTheAlliance #AllianceORL pic.twitter.com/1Q4eQRq1is
— AAF (@TheAAF) April 7, 2018
The AAF is set to debut in February of 2019 and is backed by Charlie Ebersol and CBS Sports. Spurrier is another big name to join forces with the new league as former NFL executive Bill Polian and longtime DB Troy Polamalu have executive roles within the league.
Orlando is the first city selected as a host city for the AAF and is expected to play games at UCF’s Spectrum Stadium.
Spurrier last coached at South Carolina in 2015 and will turn 73 later this month. Overall, Spurrier has gone 228-89-2 in his collegiate coaching career, including a 122-27-1 mark at the University of Florida. Spurrier led the Gators to their first National Championship in 1996.
Spurrier did coach professionally in the USFL for the Tampa Bay Bandits. The Bandits went 35-21 in three seasons under Spurrier’s guidance.