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Alabama Airborne

Head Coach: Jerry Glanville

Stadium: Ladd-Peebles

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August 30, 7pm EST: Alabama @ Virginia

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Head Coach: Jerry Glanville

Coach Jerry Glanville might be one of the most charismatic characters to coach in professional football. Over the course of his prolific coaching career, he has worked at the professional and collegiate levels in a multitude of roles. And at every stop along the way he has brought a flair and character that has players clamoring to play for his defenses.


Glanville started as the defensive coordinator at Western Kentucky in 1967 and quickly jumped into a job at Georgia Tech coaching their edge rushers before landing his first NFL job in 1974 as a defensive assistant for the Detroit Lions. 

 

In 1979 he was promoted to defensive coordinator by the Atlanta Falcons where his defenses strung together three straight years of being a top ten defense by turnovers from 1980 to 1982. In 1984 the Houston Oilers brought him in to be their defensive coordinator and named him as interim head coach in the 1985 season and he led the team to three straight winning seasons and playoff appearances from 1987 to 1989. By the end of his tenure in Houston, his team had become a fearsome defensive unit.


Before the start of the 1990 season, Glanville returned to Atlanta and promptly returned their defense to its once feared status with back-to-back top-ten finishes in 1990 and 1991. His team went 10-6 in his second year there. After the 1993 season, Glanville took some time off from coaching but continued his career driving race cars in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Truck Series until 1999. He also worked as a NASCAR and NFL analyst for multiple years.

 

Glanville could not stay away from coaching and went to the collegiate ranks in 2005 and was the defensive coordinator for June Jones at Hawaii. Glanville immediately put his turnover-heavy stamp on that defense seeing them massively improve, jumping 40 spots in defensive rankings from his first to his second year. He then spent three years coaching FCS Portland State and has most recently worked as a defensive coordinator in the CFL and XFL and two seasons as a head coach in The Spring League.


Coach Glanville brings a defensive tenacity to the table and has coached multiple all-pro players and developed hungry defenders at all levels of football.


Coach Jerry Glanville on why MLFB “Every MLFB player was an outstanding college player.  Our goal is to help them grow into a professional player and improve their skills and play, increasing their opportunities to join the NFL.  Watching them grow and improve is the joy of teaching and coaching. “

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