Kevin Coyle named Atlanta Legends head coach
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – January 8, 2019 – The Alliance of American Football’s Atlanta Legends announced today that 17-year NFL coaching veteran Kevin Coyle was named the team’s head coach.
J.K. McKay, Head of Football Operations, The Alliance of American Football
“Coach (Brad) Childress has stepped away from his role as head coach of The Atlanta Legends. We are grateful for his leadership, contribution to building The Alliance, and wish him well in his next endeavour.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for Kevin Coyle to lead The Atlanta Legends as they work towards the season opener on February 9. Kevin is an experienced, confident coach that has built a well-respected coaching resume over the years and is ready to take charge of The Legends.”
Kevin Coyle, Head Coach, The Atlanta Legends
“I appreciate this opportunity that The Alliance has given me to work with our 75-players as head coach and prepare them for the upcoming season. I have learned a lot from Brad and am thankful for his support in this journey. I look forward to putting together a team that Atlanta can be proud to support and bring the city a championship.”
About The Alliance of American Football
Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, The Alliance of American Football is a dynamic professional football league fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance will feature eight teams with 52-player rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule in the spring beginning February 9, 2019 on CBS, followed by two playoff rounds and culminating with the championship game on April 27, 2019.
The eight cities, stadiums and head coaches are as follows:
Orlando Apollos / Spectrum Stadium / Steve Spurrier
Atlanta Legends / Georgia State Stadium / Kevin Coyle
Memphis Express / Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium / Mike Singletary
Salt Lake Stallions / Rice-Eccles Stadium / Dennis Erickson
Arizona Hotshots / Sun Devil Stadium / Rick Neuheisel
San Diego Fleet / San Diego County Credit Union Stadium / Mike Martz
Birmingham Iron / Legion Field Stadium / Tim Lewis
San Antonio Commanders / Alamodome / Mike Riley
Fans will be able to stream Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing integrated gaming options with real rewards — for themselves and the players they are cheering on. With a focus on player well-being on and off the field, The Alliance will provide players with a commitment to safety and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning, financial counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. For more information, visit https://aaf.com/.
About The Atlanta Legends
A member of The Alliance of American Football, The Atlanta Legends are led by an experienced professional front office, coaching and playing staff featuring general manager Billy Devaney, head coach Kevin Coyle and team president David Livingston. The Legends compete in The Alliance of American Football with The Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos, Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet. The name Atlanta Legends is inspired by the larger-than-life greatness of the people who have helped create the rich sports identity and hallowed history of the city. Atlanta’s deep connection to pioneering legends throughout its influential history will be symbolized with a regal crown logo with the colors of purple, gold and white.
Atlanta Legends’ home games will be played at Georgia State Stadium. Fans can purchase season tickets for as low as $75 for an entire season at www.atlantalegends.com or by calling 470-798-3330.