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USFL 2022: New Jersey Generals Mike Riley Named Coach Of The Year

The USFL has announced that New Jersey Generals head coach Mike Riley has been named coach of the year for the 2022 season. Mike Riley’s Generals team went 9-1 during the regular season, and is currently marching towards the playoffs this weekend, riding a nine-game win streak.

Mike Riley Wins USFL Coach Of The Year

As one of the most beloved and respected figures amongst fellow coaches and his players, Mike Riley is no stranger to success in non-NFL leagues, having a winning record in the NCAA, WLAF, CFL, and AAF. Riley has positively influenced younger players throughout his nearly five-decade coaching career. He has his current Generals’ team one step away from competing for a USFL Championship.

The players’ coach and coaches coach, Mike Riley, has done a great job leading his Generals team. Riley has been a five-star General this season.

New Jersey leads the USFL in several categories on offense, defense, and special teams. But it’s Riley’s leadership off the field that has helped guide New Jersey in the USFL. It’s no simple task building a team from scratch and getting everyone to buy in immediately, but that’s precisely what Riley has accomplished in the new USFL.

The New Jersey Generals are the most decorated team in USFL 2022.

The long-time veteran who has coached nearly 400 games for over four decades has experienced success in the state where he played defensive back for the legendary Bear Bryant at Alabama. Riley, who has won two championships as a head coach in the CFL, would love to see his current team win one in the United States.

Riley and his Generals will get their chance to get to the big game at Tom Benson Stadium this Saturday at 3 pm ET when they square off with the Philadelphia Stars. No matter what the outcome is in the shadows of the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Mike Riley deserves his roses and recognition for his accomplishments throughout his career. His latest football chapter in the USFL has helped cement his contributions and legacy as a coach and person.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. 4th&long

    June 22, 2022 at 11:24 am

    It was either Mike or Skip. I was thinking Skip to break it up a bit. Both are deserving of the award. But NJ looks strong down the stretch.

    It was a BIG get for the USFL and he seems to be liking it.

    Congrats to Mike! GO GENERALS!!

  2. Suzy Hommaker

    June 22, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Mike Riley won this award when the TV camera caught him sitting in the stands by himself eating a lowly sandwich while scouting the Stars game.

    He probably just wanted to get out of the hotel and he ends up winning coach of the year!

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