Aug 30, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley looks up from the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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Todd Haley among four new USFL coaches

Former NFL head coach Todd Haley is among a group of four coaches announced Thursday to head teams for the 2022 USFL season.

Haley is the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Bandits, joining former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin (Houston Gamblers), former NFL head coach Mike Riley (New Jersey Generals) and longtime CFL and NFL Europe head coach Bart Andrus (Philadelphia Stars).

The announcement came on the 100th day until kickoff of the season. The first games will be played on April 16. Every game in the inaugural season will be played in one centralized location, to be announced.

The four remaining coaches will be revealed at a later date. The other teams are the New Orleans Breakers, Birmingham Stallions, Michigan Panthers and Pittsburgh Maulers.

The USFL’s return comes after the league originally played three seasons starting in 1982 and included players like Jim Kelly, Steve Young, Reggie White, Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie and Mike Rozier. While the new league obtained original USFL trademarks, including logos and team names, it is not associated with the previous entity.

Haley was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs for parts of three seasons from 2009-11. He went 19-26. He was also a longtime offensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.

Riley was head coach of the then-San Diego Chargers from 1999-2001. He went 14-34. He also coached Oregon State – twice – and Nebraska, racking up a 112-99 record.

Sumlin went 95-63 in the college ranks, most notably at Texas A&M for six seasons. He also coached at Houston and Arizona.

Andrus has head coaching experience with the Amsterdam Admirals (NFL Europe), Toronto Argonauts (CFL) and Omaha Nighthawks (UFL).

Games will be played both Saturday and Sunday, with special broadcasts on specific Fridays and Mondays.

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