Head football coach Reggie Barlow leaves Virginia State for XFL


Former head football coach Reggie Barlow watches his offense against Lincoln University during the 2021 season.

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor

After six seasons as the head coach of the Virginia State University Trojans, head coach Reggie Barlow has officially accepted a head coaching position with the XFL. Coach Barlow leaves the program with an impressive overall record of 34-16 as the head coach of the Trojans. 

Barlow’s stint as the head coach of the Trojans also has plenty of other bright spots. During the 2017 season, he guided the Trojans to an undefeated regular season with a 10-0 record for the first time ever in school history and then 7-0 in the CIAA and 5-0 in the Northern Division which ultimately led them to win the Northern Division title. He ended up being named the 2017 CIAA Coach of the Year that year. 

The XFL is a professional American football league which consists of eight teams divided equally between the East and West division.It was founded in 1999 and had its inaugural season in 2020. The season runs from February to April with every team playing a total of ten games each in the regular season with four teams going to the playoffs to play for the league championship. It has been reported that Barlow will be coaching the team in San Antonio.