Earlier today the USFL Comms team broke the news that New Orleans Breakers head coach Larry Fedora would be stepping down from his position.
“We will miss Coach Fedora and we are grateful for his enormous contributions to help set up the New Orleans Breakers and the entire USFL for long-term success,” said @DarylJohnston, Executive Vice President of Football Operations. pic.twitter.com/yaH1ftkmJo
Coach Fedora said “The USFL is a great professional league, and it was an awesome experience to be part of the history-making inagural season.”
UPDATE: Luke Johnson of Nola.com caught up with Coach Fedora, who shed some more light on his decision.
While I thoroughly enjoyed this season, starting up a new league and team kept me away from my family for an extended period of time,” Fedora said in a news release. “I can’t ask them to make that sacrifice again, so I have decided to step away from the USFL for the time being.
I love coaching, and I will certainly be open to a USFL return at some point in the future once all teams get settled in their home cities.”
Daryl Johnston (EVP Football Operations) also made a statement on the situation, stating:
We will miss Coach Fedora and we are grateful for his enormous contributions to help set up the New Orleans Breakers and the entire USFL for long-term success”
The positive to come out of this is that the remaining head coaches will be returning to the USFL next season.
It wasn’t too long after that the official USFL social media accounts thanked Coach Fedora for his time in the league.