Commanders offensive assistant coaches photo gallery

Members of the Commanders coaching staff Josh Oglesby (background), Matt Troxel (left), Lyle Moevao (top right) and Jonathan Himebauch (bottom right) observe a play in practice a few days before the team's season opener. - photo by Joe Alexander
Members of the Commanders coaching staff Josh Oglesby (background), Matt Troxel (left), Lyle Moevao (top right) and Jonathan Himebauch (bottom right) observe a play in practice a few days before the team’s season opener. – photo by Joe Alexander
A look at the offensive assistants on the San Antonio Commanders coaching staff as the team prepares for its first game.

Matt Troxel – offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach
Jonathan Himebauch – offensive line / run game coordinator coach
Lyle Moevao – running backs coach
Josh Oglesby – tight ends coach
Keith Williams – wide receivers coach

The Commanders open the AAF season against the San Diego Fleet on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Alamodome.

Colder weather arrives at Commanders training camp

The Commanders' offense goes through formations and plays at training camp on Monday on Central Catholic High School. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Commanders’ offense goes through formations and plays at training camp on Monday on Central Catholic High School. – photo by Joe Alexander
Training camp report: Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

For the first time since the Commanders started training workouts on Jan. 5, it felt more like winter in San Antonio. The players hit the field under clowdy skies and temperatures in the low 40s. It inched up a few degrees by the time practice ended about 1:15.”

“It’s Texas in January. It’s 70 and then 40. We just deal with it,” said Commanders coach Mike Riley, who spent time as a college head coach at Oregon State and Nebraska. “It really doesn’t feel any different for me getting started. It feels like training camp and the start of the season.

The players wore helmets but no pads – making it a day bodies could heal. Coaches could focus on teaching and there was less competing for positions. The players generally had hoodies on under their jerseys.

“Totally teaching,” Riley said. “I’ve done this for a long time and had to make a lot of fall camp practice schedules in my life. I’m just using that experience to see what’s happened with some guys.

“After three of four days in a row, a day to slow down is not bad. Then three or four more days then have a day off. I think there is a rotation in there somewhere to give them a day off physically rather than go six straight days full speed real hard. You’re at some point going to get diminishing returns.”

Center Eric Wren in offensive line drills on Monday at training camp at Central Catholic High School. - photo by Joe Alexander
Center Eric Wren in offensive line drills on Monday.

Former University of the Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema gets in the work at the beginning of practice on Monday at Central Catholic High School. - photo by Joe Alexander
Former University of the Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema gets in the work at the beginning of practice.

Offensive coordinator Matt Troxel talks with the Commanders quarterbacks during practice on Monday at Central Catholic High School. - photo by Joe Alexander
Offensive coordinator Matt Troxel talks with the Commanders quarterbacks during practice.

Running backs coach Lyle Moevao and head coach Mike Riley talk on the field during practice Monday at Central Catholic High School. - photo by Joe Alexander
Running backs coach Lyle Moevao and head coach Mike Riley talk on the field during practice.

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 Himebauch: Run game coordinator, offensive line
Josh Oglesby: Tight ends
Keith Williams: Wide receivers

Jim Grobe: Defensive coordinator, inside linebackers
Jeff McInerney: 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 McInerney: 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 coaches meet the fans

Matt Troxel: San Antonio Commanders offensive coordinator
Matt Troxel: San Antonio Commanders offensive coordinator
The San Antonio Commanders coaches joined the players in signing autographs for season ticket holders at a meet the team event Wednesday at the Alamodome.

Coaches Mike Riley, Bill Bradley, James Rodgers, Jeff McInerney, Jim Grobe, Jonathan Himebauch, Josh Oglesby, Keith Williams, Kenny Watson, Lyle Moevao and Matt Troxel were on hand.

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 updated front office, coaching staff

Longtime Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl "Moose" Johnston was officially introduced as the San Antonio general manager in the Alliance of American Football (AAF). - photo by Joe Alexander
Longtime Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl “Moose” Johnston was officially introduced as the San Antonio general manager in the Alliance of American Football (AAF). – photo by Joe Alexander
Daryl Johnston: General manager
Robert Morris: Director of player personel

Mike Riley: Head coach, offensive coordinator
Lyle Moevao: Quarterbacks
James Rodgers: Running backs
Jonathan Himebauch: Offensive line
Josh Oglesby: Tight ends

Jim Grobe: Defensive coordinator
Jeff McInerney: Defensive line, special teams
Bill Bradley: Defensive backs
Joe Baker: Linebackers
Kenny Watson: Assistant defensive backs

Lyle Moevao joins Commanders staff

Lyle Moevao announced on Twitter that he has joined the staff of the San Antonio Commanders as the quarterbacks coach.

Moevao spent the last two seasons as quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator at Lewis & Clark. He previously was at Oregon State as an assistant coach working with quarterbacks.

Moevao played quarterback at Oregon State.