The San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) have hired Eric Bieniemy as their Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach. Bieniemy is currently the Kansas City Chiefs’ running backs coach, and he has been with the team since 2013. Before joining the Chiefs, Bieniemy was the offensive coordinator at the University of Colorado for two seasons.
The Commanders’ Head Coach, Mike Riley, is excited to have Bieniemy join his staff. Riley stated that Bieniemy’s “experience at both the college and NFL levels make him the perfect fit for our team.” Bieniemy’s experience with the Chiefs’ offense, which is known for its creativity and high-scoring capabilities, will be valuable for the Commanders as they look to make an impact in the AAF.
Bieniemy played in the NFL for nine seasons as a running back for three teams, including the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Philadelphia Eagles. He is also a former college football star at the University of Colorado, where he was a consensus All-American and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1990.
The AAF is a new professional football league that will debut in February 2019, one week after the NFL’s Super Bowl. The league will consist of eight teams, and it will aim to provide an alternative football product during the NFL offseason. The Commanders are one of the league’s teams, and they will play their home games at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.