Now that the inaugural and supplemental USFL draft are completed, all eyes are on the training camp which is set to begin March 21st.
After the USFL announced all eight head coaches, we’ve slowly started to learn the names that will be filling out each teams coaching staff. Just yesterday we saw a full drop for the New Orleans Breakers by Coach Fedora.
Today, we head a little west where we’ve learned that former Birmingham Iron (AAF) head coach Tim Lewis is set to join as defensive coordinator for the Houston Gamblers.
We have confirmed that the Defensive Coordinator of the @USFLGamblers is former Birmingham Iron HC Tim Lewis! #ALLIN #HoustonGamblerNation #htown pic.twitter.com/mpOCD0RLDY
— Pocket Aces ♣️: Houston Gamblers Unofficial Page (@PocketAces_USFL) March 12, 2022
Tim Lewis played college football for the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft.
Following a neck injury that cut his playing career short after four seasons, he began serving as a coach in the collegiate and professional levels and obtained his first head coaching position with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) in 2019. During his time with the Iron, he led the team to a 5-3 record before the AAF was forced to shutter its doors over funding issues.
He also served as the defensive backs coach for the St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL until the league folded in 2020.
Now Lewis will jump back into the spring football coaching ranks, this time under Kevin Sumlin for the Houston Gamblers of the USFL.
This is definitely a solid pick up for the new Houston franchise, and with training camps around the corner we expect to see more coaching hires revealed soon.
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