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XFL Announces The Head Coach Of Its Washington, D.C. Team

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3 Feb 2001: A view of the XFL football taken on the field before the game between the Las Vegas Outlaws and the New York/New Jersey Hitmen at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Outlaws defeated the Hitmen 19-0.Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport

Former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator and Michigan assistant head coach Pep Hamilton has a new gig. He'll be leading one of the franchises in the fledgling XFL.

Hamilton was named the head coach and general manager of the XFL's Washington, D.C. franchise in a press conference earlier today. Washington is one of eight cities with a franchise in the new XFL, along with Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle and Tampa Bay.

Hamilton is one of two people already named as a head coach for the XFL's revival. Bob Stoops will be leading the league's Dallas franchise.

After Hamilton left Michigan earlier this month, reports emerged of him taking a job in the XFL. It will be his first head coaching position.

Hamilton was Michigan's assistant head coach and passing game coordinator for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Prior to that, he was the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2016, and from 2013-15, he was the offensive coordinator of the Colts.

During Hamilton's time in Indianapolis, he worked with Colts QB Andrew Luck, who is the son of XFL commissioner Oliver Luck.

The XFL is set to begin play in 2020.