Linebackers Coach Added to Complete Coaching Staff
ATLANTA, Ga. – December 21, 2018 – The Alliance of American Football’s Atlanta Legends announced today the final assistant coach to complete their inaugural coaching staff under head coach Brad Childress. The Legends named Louie Cioffi linebackers coach.
Louie Cioffi, Linebackers
Cioffi joins The Legends with over two decades of experience roaming the sidelines as an NFL assistant coach. His first NFL assignment came with the New York Jets in 1993-94 as a coaching assistant. He moved to the Cincinnati Bengals where he spent 14 seasons (1997-2010) as a defensive assistant and assistant defensive backs coach. Cioffi switched conferences for two seasons coaching defensive backs for the Arizona Cardinals (2011-12) before going on to the Cleveland Browns in 2013. After a one-year stint with the Browns, he landed with the Tennessee Titans for a two-year stopover as defensive backs coach from 2014-15. Cioffi returned to the Browns in 2016 as secondary coach before going to Southeastern Louisiana as the school’s defensive coordinator in 2018.
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 / Brad Childress
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 Brad Childress 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.