Commanders assistant coaches at work: Part 2

San Antonio Commanders assistant coaches working with the players at mini-camp on Dec. 13, 2018, at Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.San Antonio Commanders assistant coaches working with the players at mini-camp on Dec. 13, 2018, at Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.

The Commanders’ coaching staff includes:
Mike Riley: Head coach
Matt Troxel: Offensive coordinator
Lyle Moevao: Running backs
Jonathan Heimebach: Run game coordinator, offensive line
Josh Oglesby: Tight ends
Keith Williams: Wide receivers

Jim Grobe: Defensive coordinator, inside linebackers
Jeff McInerny: Defensive line, special teams
Bill Bradley: Defensive backs
James Rodgers: Outside linebackers
Kenny Watson: Assistant defensive backs

The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.

Commanders assistant coaches at work: Part 1

San Antonio Commanders assistant coaches working with the players at mini-camp on Dec. 13, 2018, at Incarnate Word's Benson Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
San Antonio Commanders assistant coaches working with the players at mini-camp on Dec. 13, 2018, at Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.

The Commanders’ coaching staff includes:
Mike Riley: Head coach
Matt Troxel: Offensive coordinator
Lyle Moevao: Running backs
Jonathan Heimebach: Run game coordinator, offensive line
Josh Oglesby: Tight ends
Keith Williams: Wide receivers

Jim Grobe: Defensive coordinator, inside linebackers
Jeff McInerny: Defensive line, special teams
Bill Bradley: Defensive backs
James Rodgers: Outside linebackers
Kenny Watson: Assistant defensive backs

The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.

Photo gallery: Coach Mike Riley at Commanders mini-camp

San Antonio Commanders coach Mike Riley supervises mini-camp practices, Dec. 13-14, 2018, at Incarnate Word's Benson Stadium. - photo by Joe AlexanderSan Antonio Commanders coach Mike Riley supervises mini-camp practices, Dec. 13-14, 2018, at Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.

The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.

Kickers working on field goals at Commanders mini-camp

Kickers worked on their field-goal skills at San Antonio Commanders mini-camp in December at Incarnate Word's Benson Stadium. - photo by Joe AlexanderAlliance of American Football (AAF) games won’t have kickoffs or extra-point kicks. But they will have field goals. Kickers Jarod Haynes and Sergio Castillo worked on their skills at San Antonio Commanders mini-camp in December at Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.

The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.

Linebackers go through drills at Commanders mini-camp

Donnie Baggs, an outside linebacker from Texas A&M, at Commanders mini-camp. - photo by Joe Alexander
Donnie Baggs, an outside linebacker from Texas A&M, at Commanders mini-camp.
Inside and outside linebackers go through coverage drills at San Antonio Commanders mini-camp on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.

Linebackers Aamir Petrose, Boomer Mays, Danny Ezechukwu, Deion Barnes, Donnie Baggs, Ed Shockley, Jaboree Williams, Joel Lanning, John Sheehy, Kennan Gilchrist, Nick Temple and Rob Myers went through the drills.

The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.

Wide receiver drills at Commanders’ mini-camp

San Antonio Commanders wide receivers go through drills at mini-camp in December at Incarnate Word's Benson Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
San Antonio Commanders wide receivers go through drills at mini-camp in December at Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.

The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.

Tight ends at Commanders mini-camp

The tight ends go through receiving drills at San Antonio Commanders mini-camp on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at the University of the Incarnate Word's  Benson Stadium. - photo by Joe AlexanderThe tight ends go through receiving drills at San Antonio Commanders mini-camp on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at the University of the Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.

The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.

Happy holidays and remember …

San Antonio Commanders players going through timed sprints during the first mini-camp workout on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. - photo by Joe Alexander
San Antonio Commanders players going through timed sprints during the first mini-camp workout on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
While most of us are enjoying the weekend and then the Christmas holiday, hundreds of football players across the country are using this time to get into peak shape for Alliance of American Football training camps.

For some of the players, a chance to make it with one of the eight AAF teams – including the San Antonio Commanders – is their last chance to keep alive their dream of being a professional football player.

Happy holidays and good luck in the new year.

– Joe Alexander