Nov 30, 2019; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Kevin Sumlin against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Territorial Cup at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The former University of Houston and Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin has reportedly found a new head coaching job in the world of football. Sumlin will take the head coaching position of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers.

With the new-look USFL launching in April, head coaching positions are set to be attained with 8 positions available around the new league. The rest of the coaching positions are to be announced this afternoon on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on FS1.

It is not surprising that we will find out about the coaching hired for the USFL on Cowherd’s talk show this morning. Fox holds a minority stake in the company that owns the USFL and Fox Sports will be the league’s broadcast partner.

While we will find out for sure on the rest of the coaching assignments for the league, according to Matt Young of Chron, the other coaches in the Southern Division will be former Auburn coach Gene Chizik, former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, and former Toronto Argonauts head coach Bart Andrus.

Sumlin last coached at the University of Arizona, where he went 9-20 in three seasons, including an 0-5 year in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

He is best known for his job done at Houston and Texas A&M, where he went 35-17 and 51-26 respectively at both jobs.

The new-look USFL will be split into two divisions. The Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Stars, and Pittsburgh Maulers will play in the North Division. The Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers, and Tampa Bay Bandits will play in the South Division.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.