XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck officially announced former Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn as the head coach of the XFL Seattle at a press conference in Century Link Field today. Zorn is the 3rd head coach to be named in the newly formed XFL, which is slated to kickoff starting next February.
“I’m privileged to be in a community where I know the fans will come out and support.”
The 65-year-old Zorn has prominent ties to Seattle as he was the first quarterback in franchise history for the Seattle Seahawks and was named AFC Rookie of the Year and Team MVP for his performance in the 1976 season. Most recently Zorn was the quarterbacks coach in Kansas City under Todd Haley/ Romeo Crennel but was let go following the hiring of current head coach Andy Reid.
During his disastrous stint with the Washington Redskins, Zorn had a record of 12-20 which included him losing play calling duties 6 games into the 2009 season following a 2-4 start.
This marks the 3rd coach out of 8 to be announced for the XFL, following Bob Stoops (XFL Dallas) and Pep Hamilton (XFL DC).