Report: Ex-Bengals assistant Jonathan Hayes to coach XFL’s St. Louis team
The XFL is proceeding with business as usual despite the Alliance of American Football failing almost instantly, and another head coach appears to have accepted a job with Vince McMahon’s league.
According to Martin Kilcoyne of 590 The Fan in St. Louis, the XFL’s St. Louis franchise is expected to hire former Cincinnati Bengals tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes to be its head coach.
Strong indication that the XFL coach for St. Louis will be Jonathan Hayes.
Former #Bengals assistant coach. Also former #NFL Tight End for Chiefs and Steelers. Sidenote, his son Jaxson is gonna be Top 10 NBA pick this summer.
— Martin Kilcoyne (@martinkilcoyne2) April 17, 2019
The XFL has already made some big splashes with head coaching and general manager hires, and Hayes should bring plenty of experience to the league. He’s a former NFL tight end who had been with the Bengals as an assistant coach since 2003 prior to being let go earlier this year.
While many view the AAF’s shortcomings as an ominous sign for the XFL, the league remains confident in its own revival.