The United Football League announced that Joe Moglia, the 60 year old chairman of the board of TD Ameritrade has been named the new head coach of the Omaha Nighthawks.
Moglia was a coach for 16 years, before moving into the business world. The longtime Omaha resident has worked the last couple of years with Bo Pelini as an unpaid advisor and was actually named as the head coach of the UFL’s Virginia franchise this past fall.
However, Moglia was approached by the league about taking over the because of his ties to Omaha. That should help continue the strong attendance of Nighthawks games with the local draw. The Nighthawks sold out all of their game, but missed the opportunity to play in the championship game by going 3-5 and losing their last four which cost Jeff Jagodzinski his job.