Bob Stoops Named as Head Coach, General Manager for XFL Team in Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on February 07, 2019, February 07, 2019

Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops, the winningest head coach in University of Oklahoma history, has been named head coach and general manager of the XFL team that will play in Arlington.

The announcement was made Thursday at Globe Life Park, where the XFL team will start playing next year. The XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off the weekend of February 8-9, 2020. The new league is committed to delivering a fan-centric, innovative experience, including fast-paced games and a family-friendly environment, complemented by cross-platform viewing options and real-time fan engagement.

Stoops compiled a 190-48 career record over 18 seasons, was honored as the best coach by the Associated Press in 2000 and won a National Championship with the Sooners in 2000. The son of a high school football coach with three brothers also in the coaching ranks, Stoops is a six-time Big 12 Coach of the Year and two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year. Stoops' Oklahoma teams won 10 Big 12 Championships during his tenure.

Stoops, who retired as Oklahoma's head coach in 2017, is tasked with building out his XFL coaching staff ahead of the team's first-ever minicamps and the 2019 XFL Draft in the summer and fall of 2019.

"We are so proud that the XFL has chosen to start their league in February 2020 right here at Globe Life Park. Our fan base here in North Texas can't wait," said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. "It has been well-recognized how many fans we have and how hungry we are for more football."

The Texas Rangers will move out of Globe Life Park and into the new climate-controlled Globe Life Field across the street in March 2020.

Click here for more information about the XFL team coming to Arlington.

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