Former Iowa Player Named Head Coach Of XFL Team

first_imgan up-close look at an xfl football3 Feb 2001: A view of the XFL football taken on the field before the game between the Las Vegas Outlaws and the New York/New Jersey Hitmen at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Outlaws defeated the Hitmen 19-0.Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /AllsportIowa has produced many talented NFL tight ends over the years. One of those famous tight ends is poised to make a huge jump into the head coaching ranks.On Thursday, the XFL announced that former Iowa tight end and Cincinnati Bengals assistant Jon Hayes would be new head coach and general manager of the St. Louis XFL team. The revived league is set to begin play in 2020.Hayes played for Iowa from 1982 to 1984, leading the team in touchdown receptions in 1984. He was drafted No. 41 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1985 and went on to have a 12-year NFL career.After retiring with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1996, Hayes began coaching in 1999. He spent four seasons at Oklahoma as a tight ends and special teams coach.Officially official!Help us welcome Coach Hayes to the XFL family! #XFL2020 https://t.co/vqEYTPmL7B— XFL St Louis (@XFLStLouis) April 18, 2019When Marvin Lewis was hired as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2003, he brought Hayes on as his tight ends coach.Hayes maintained his role as tight ends coach for Lewis’ entire 16-year tenure until he was fired at the end of 2018.During his time in Cincinnati, Hayes coached two players to Pro Bowl seasons: Jermaine Gresham (2011-12) and Tyler Eifert (2015).Hayes’ hiring in St. Louis is yet another feather in the cap for Tight End U.last_img read more

UN mission denounces murder of five aid workers in Afghanistan

The attack took place at about 7 p.m. when two gunmen stopped a car carrying eight employees of the Sanayee Development Foundation in a remote area of the Sarobi District, about 25 kilometres north of Kabul.After searching the staff, the gunmen opened fire, killing five while three others managed to escape into the darkness.Manoel de Almeida e Silva, a spokesman for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), told journalists today in Kabul that “it is one more of these security incidents that are absolutely unacceptable.””These NGO employees were doing work for the implementation of the National Solidarity Programme, which is one of the key projects in this country to empower communities by allowing them to develop projects that they think are priorities in their areas,” he said.The Foundation had been working in the area for six months helping to set up a local shura, or consultative decision-making forum, as part of Afghanistan’s election process. read more