Mike Martz returns to coaching in Alliance of American Football League

Mike Martz, who spent five seasons as the St. Louis Rams head, will return to the coaching ranks in a familiar setting in 2019. ┬áThe 67-year-old will serve as Alliance San Diego’s new head coach in the newly launch Alliance of American Football league.

Martz, who played high school football in San Diego, returns to his former home and the stadium where he made frequent trips to during a 19-year stint serving in various coaching roles in the NFL.

When he takes the field upon the league’s opening in 2019, it will be Martz first time coaching since 2011 when he served as the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.

The AAF will have eight teams in 2019, located in Atlanta, Memphis, Orlando, Tempe, Salt Lake City and San Diego. Two more will be announced in the coming weeks, according to an individual tied to the start up. The league will take place in the spring shortly after the Super Bowl.

Brad Childress, Mike Singletary, Steve Spurrier, Rick Neuheisel and Dennis Erickson will serve as the head coaches for the other five teams already announced.