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Former Steelers OC Todd Haley Named Head Coach of USFL Tampa Bay Bandits



Former Steelers offensive coordinator and Upper St. Clair alum Todd Haley will coach the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL, it was announced on Thursday.

Haley, 54, spent the last two seasons coaching high school football in Florida. Before that, he was the offensive coordinator of the Steelers from 2012-17 and the Cleveland Browns in 2018. He was last a head coach from 2009-11 with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The position will also make Haley the general manager of the Bandits franchise.

The USFL is planning an April 2022 return under ownership from FOX Sports. The league has no legal connection to the former USFL, which ceased operations in 1986.

The league has plans for eight teams this spring, with all game played at Birmingham’s Protective Stadium. 
There is a team named for the Pittsburgh Maulers, the former USFL team that played at Three Rivers Stadium, though no games will be played in the Pittsburgh market at this time. The coach/GM for that team has not yet been announced.

The other four coaches announced Thursday were former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik (Birmingham), former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin (Houston), former NFL Europe, CFL, UFL, XFL and The Spring League coach Bart Andrus (New Orleans), and former San Diego Chargers, Nebraska and Oregon State head coach Mike Riley (New Jersey).

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