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Jim Herrmann named defensive coordinator for the XFL’s New York team

Herrmann is another member of the recent Giants team to win a Super Bowl to join the XFL, joining coach Gilbride.

Is the XFL trying to recreate the New York Giants’ recent championship run? According to the league, Jim Herrmann will be the defensive coordinator for New York’s unnamed XFL team.

Herrmann, age 58, was a Michigan graduate that assisted the football team from 1985-1996. He then became a defensive coordinator for Michigan from 1997-2005. In his first year as DC, Herrmann helped lead Michigan to an undefeated season and a number one ranking on the AP Poll. As a result, he won the Frank Broyles Award.

Herrmann moved on to the NFL following a few disappointing seasons in Michigan. He became the New York Jets’ linebacker’s coach from 2006-2008 and joined the Giants in 2009. Herrmann helped the team to a Super Bowl victory against the Patriots during the 2011-2012 season. With him during those years was new XFL coach Kevin Gilbride, who was the offensive coordinator.

Following his stint with the Giants Herrman spent the 2016-2017 season with the Indianapolis Colts. Before joining the XFL Herrmann was acting as the linebackers and Associate Head Coach for Bowling Green State University.

The XFL season is expected to start in February of 2020 on Disney and FOX programming.

Daniel Yanofsky

Daniel is a Managing Editor at, and covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). He is also the lead New York Mets writer. When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a Sunday podcast, The Main Event.
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