San Antonio, AAF make league’s arrival official

San Antonio major Ron Nirenberg (above), AAF founder Charlie Ebersol, Alliance San Antonio head coach Mike Riley and Alliance San Antonio general manager Daryl "Moose" Johnston was all at the news conference. - photo by Joe Alexander– photo by Joe Alexander

Officials from the City of San Antonio and the Alliance of American Football (AAF) held a news conference on Thursday at city hall.

San Antonio major Ron Nirenberg (above), AAF founder Charlie Ebersol, Alliance San Antonio head coach Mike Riley and Alliance San Antonio general manager Daryl “Moose” Johnston was all at the news conference.

Former NFL star introduces first Alliance San Antonio coach

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl wide receiver Hines Ward was on hand to introduce the first head coach of Alliance San Antonio: Mike Riley. - photo by Joe Alexander– photo by Joe Alexander

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl wide receiver Hines Ward (above) was on hand Thursday to introduce the first head coach of Alliance San Antonio: Mike Riley.

“This guy is a football genius in every aspect of the game,” Ward said.

Riley previously coached in San Antonio as part of the World League.

The announcement was made at a news conference for the Alliance of American Football at San Antonio City Hall.

Riley’s return to San Antonio had been reported earlier by a number of media outlets.

AAF founder in San Antonio

Alliance of American Football founder Charlie Ebersol was at San Antonio City Hall on Thursday. - photo by Joe Alexander-photo by Joe Alexander

Alliance of American Football (AAF) founder Charlie Ebersol was at San Antonio City Hall on Thursday.

Ebersol has seen football leagues fail in the past. The reason he expects this one to succeed: “Experience matters.”

His group is filled with people who have more than 400 years of combined college and NFL coaching and front office experience.

Tickets for the 2019 spring season can be reserved at the AAF website:
aaf.com/san-antonio/

AAF announces it’s coming to San Antonio

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) announced Wednesday that it is coming to San Antonio.

The spring football league will play in the Alamodome.

A press conference is scheduled for Thursday at the San Antonio city hall.

Early media reports indicate former San Antonio World League coach Mike Riley will be the head coach. Riley was the head coach at Nebraska the last two seasons. Riley is also a former head coach at Oregon State, the then-San Diego Chargers and in the Canadian Football League.

Daryl “Moose” Johnston is expected to be named San Antonio’s general manager. The former Dallas Cowboys fullback was working for FOX as an NFL analyst.