Former JMU football head coach Matthews named assistant in XFL

Former James Madison football head coach Mickey Matthews has been named an assistant coach in the XFL. | Photo credit: WHSV
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Former James Madison University football head coach Mickey Matthews has been named an assistant coach in the new XFL.

Matthews will serve as a defensive quality control/linebackers coach for the XFL team in Dallas. Bob Stoops, the longtime head coach at Oklahoma, will serve as Dallas' head coach.

Matthews led the Dukes from 1999-2013. He compiled a record of 109-71 at JMU and led the program to its first national championship in 2004.

The XFL is a new, professional football league scheduled to start in 2020 with teams in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C.