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Ex-NFL Coach, Howard Alumnus Pep Hamilton to Coach XFL in DC

The XFL says the D.C. team will play at Audi Field

What to Know

  • The XFL, which was first disbanded in 2001 after one season, will return in 2020
  • The XFL team in D.C. will play at Audi Field, which is also home to the MLS' DC United
  • There will be eight teams with a 10-week regular season

Former NFL and college assistant coach Pep Hamilton will be the coach and general manager of Washington's team in the new XFL.

Hamilton's hiring was announced Thursday.

He was most recently Jim Harbaugh's passing-game coordinator at Michigan. Hamilton has a history in D.C.: He played quarterback at Howard University in the 90s and began his coaching career with the Bison.

He also previously worked at Stanford and Howard and for five NFL teams.

Washington, D.C., the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area and Los Angeles were among the eight cities and venues chosen to be the home sites when the XFL launches its inaugural season in February 2020. The football league's original version folded after just one season in 2001.

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