Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Atlanta Alliance announce Michael Vick as offensive coordinator

Atlanta Alliance announce Michael Vick as offensive coordinator

Michael Vick's coaching career has found its next chapter.

It's going to be Brad Childress (head coach) and Michael Vick (offensive coordinator) leading the Atlanta entry in the AAF, the new spring football league that's expected to start playing in 2019.

Vick officially hung up his cleats for good in 2017 and his only coaching experience comes from serving as an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2017 preseason. Atlanta has been chosen to join Orlando as franchises in the new Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February.

The Atlanta Alliance has hired former National Football League coach Brad Childress as its head coach. However, he and the XFL did briefly enjoy notoriety for the league's physical style and colorful players. His connection with the city is undeniable, and his 13 years of National Football League experience will make him a tremendous asset to our team.


"I've always had a passion for teaching, coaching", Vick said during the AAF's Wednesday press conference.

"I want to bring a championship to the city of Atlanta", Vick said. "To do this in Atlanta just makes it that much sweeter".

However, the 37-year-old has never coached professionally, so seeing him draw up plays could be especially entertaining. He returned to play five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, followed by short stints with the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Falcons, during which time he was named to three Pro Bowls. He'll be alongside Childress, the longtime coach of the Minnesota Vikings. These will be among the best seats in the house but will not be the least or most expensive available, as there will be tickets with pricing to accommodate every budget.

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