Earlier today we broke the news that Ron Selesky would be joining XFL Tampa Bay as Football Operations Manager. Now, XFL St. Louis had made some announcements of their own.
Doug Meacham will be joining on as Offensive Coordinator, Charles Long as Offensive Assistant, Az-Zahir Hakim as WR Assist, Nicholas Siciliano as TE Assistant, Matt Raich as Co-Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach and lastly Tim Lewis as Defensive Backs Coach.
Head coach Jon Hayes has made the following additions to his staff:
Offensive coordinator – Doug Meacham
Offensive asst. coach – Charles Long
WR asst. coach – Az-Zhir Hakim
TE asst. coach – Nicholas Siciliano
Co-DC/LB coach – Matt Raich
DB asst. coach – Tim Lewis pic.twitter.com/0pc03ZMTI9
— XFL St Louis (@XFLStLouis) July 8, 2019
Meacham played as offensive lineman for Oklahoma State University. He has also served as Offensive Coordinator for TCU and most recently served in the same role for the Kansas Jayhawks.
Hakim played college football at San Diego State. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft. He also played for the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and Las Vegas Locomotives. He most recently served as the wide receivers coach of the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football in 2019.
During his NFL career, Hakim racked up 316 receptions, 4,191 receiving yards, 28 receiving touchdowns, 1,981 return yards totaling in 3 touchdowns.
Siciliano was an offensive assistant for the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL from 2012-13 and played a role in the Bengals making the NFL playoffs in 2013. There he was responsible for the scouting and breaking down opponents and also participated in game strategy for upcoming contests. Prior to his time in Cincinnati, Siciliano spent 2005-12 as a member of the Ohio State coaching staff.
Raich has worked in the NFL for 16 years, spending time with the Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers and most recently the Cincinnatti Bengals as assistant defensive line coach/defensive assistant coach. Over his sixteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 137-118-1.
Lewis started his coaching career in 1987 at Texas A&M, Lewis served under his former college coach at Pittsburgh, Jackie Sherrill. He would later spend time at defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants. The 2013 season marked his third year as the secondary coach for the Atlanta Falcons. In 2015, Lewis became the defensive backs coach of the 49ers, but was let go once the season ended. He was named the head coach of the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football on June 6, 2018. With two games remaining in the 10-week inaugural AAF season, Lewis and the Iron clinched a playoff birth.
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