Vegas Vipers Head Coach Rod Woodson and XFL Mutually Agree to Part Ways

Vegas Vipers Head Coach Rod Woodson and XFL Mutually Agree to Part Ways

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (June 11, 2023) – The XFL announced that the League and Vegas Vipers head coach Rod Woodson have mutually agreed to part ways.

“We want to thank Rod for his hard work and commitment to the Vipers and the League last season,” said XFL President Russ Brandon. “During Rod’s time with the team, the players had an incredible opportunity to learn and benefit from his experience. He left an indelible mark on all the coaches, staff, and players. We wish Rod and his family all the best in their future pursuits.”

“After speaking with my family and members of the football operations team, we decided it was in our mutual interest for me to step away from the team,” said Woodson. “I would like to thank everyone at the League and wish them continued success as they enter season two.”

The League will begin the search process immediately and provide information at the appropriate time.


The XFL is a fan-first, fast-paced global professional football league with innovative rules and an enhanced 360-degree game experience. Anchored in world-class football, the XFL brings entertainment and innovation to advance the sport, expand player opportunities, and change the way that fans experience the game. The XFL has eight teams in Arlington (TX), Houston (TX), Las Vegas (NV), Orlando (FL), San Antonio (TX), Seattle (WA), St. Louis (MO), and Washington, D.C. The XFL is owned by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners and launched in February 2023.