New York Guardians

The New York Guardians are a professional American football team based in New York City, New York. The team is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL founded by Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment. The team will play its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

New York Guardians
Team historyNew York Guardians
Based inNew York, New York
StadiumMetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, New Jersey
ColorsBlack, grey, red[1]
OwnerAlpha Entertainment, LLC
PresidentJanet Duch[2]
Head coachKevin Gilbride
General managerKevin Gilbride

The team is coached by Kevin Gilbride, a longtime offensive coordinator in the NFL (most recently with a ten-season stint with the Giants). Gilbride comes out of a six-year retirement to join the XFL; his hiring was announced April 16, 2019.[3]

The team's name and colors were revealed August 21, 2019, as part of a league-wide announcement. Its imagery borrows from gargoyles, monster-shaped structures that grace many buildings in New York City and, mythologically, protect the building and city from nefarious spirits.

Background and market overview

New York is one of two metropolitan areas, the other being Los Angeles, to have hosted teams in both the original XFL in 2001 and the 2020 XFL; the New York/New Jersey Hitmen were the Guardians' predecessors in the previous league.

The New York metropolitan area has 16 professional teams in some form or another, including three NHL teams, two NBA teams and two MLS teams whose seasons substantially overlap with the XFL's. The Guardians (despite carrying a New York brand) are locally marketing themselves as a New Jersey franchise to differentiate themselves from the other teams in the region.[4]


New York Guardians staff
Front office
  • Director of player personnel – Alan "Trip" MacCracken
  • Player personnel/Scouting manager – Evan Ostrow
  • Director of football operations – John Peterson
  • Manager of football operations – Chris Thompson
Head coach
Offensive coaches
  • Quarterbacks – G.A. Mangus
  • Running backs – Jerald Ingram
  • Receivers – Mike Miller
  • Offensive line – Ronnie Vinklarek
  • Quality control/special teams – Ray Rychleski
Defensive coaches
East Division
West Division


New York Guardians roster

Running backs

  • 34 Matthew Colburn
  • -- Tim Cook
  • 20 Justin Stockton
  • 27 Darius Victor

Wide receivers

Tight ends

  • 88 E. J. Bibbs
  • 85 Keenen Brown
  • -- Garrett Hudson
  • -- Jake Powell
  • -- Jake Sutherland
Offensive linemen
  • -- Adrian Bellard T
  • -- Garrett Brumfield C
  • -- Parker Collins C
  • -- Anthony Coyle G
  • -- Brian Fineanganofo T
  • -- Jarron Jones T
  • -- Zac Kerin G
  • -- John Kling T
  • -- Arie Kouandjio G
  • -- Cyrus Kouandjio T
  • -- Nate Theaker T
  • -- Brian Wallace T

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

  • -- Terrence Alexander CB
  • 22 Dravon Askew-Henry S
  • 36 Demetrious Cox S
  • 33 A. J. Hendy S
  • 29 Bryce Jones CB
  • -- Max Lyons S
  • -- DeJuan Neal CB
  • 24 David Rivers CB
  • -- Nydair Rouse CB
  • -- Andrew Soroh S
  • 21 Jamar Summers CB
  • 28 Wes Sutton S
  • 37 Aaron Taylor S
  • -- Ranthony Texada CB

Special teams

Reserve lists

Roster updated December 2, 2019
70 active, 0 inactive, 12 unsigned

XFL rosters


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