Prominent support for the Leipzig Kings - David McCants becomes running back coach
The Leipzig Kings have secured the services of former running back David McCants. The 33-year-old will take over the position of running backs coach for the Saxons and will thus support the Leipzigers in their first season.
McCants started his football career in 2007 at the University of Alabama and came to Germany two years later to the Berlin Adler. From there, he went to Braunschweig via Hamburg and Düsseldorf, where he won four straight German Bowls with the New Yorker Lions between 2013 and 2016.
The U.S. native still holds the all-time German Bowl touchdown record and was the first running back in the GFL with 10,000 rushing yards. After his career ended, McCants was active on the Lions' coaching staff.
With that impressive resume, he should now be a welcome addition to the coaching staff for Leipzig. "I had a chance to talk to him more often and watch him work with the running backs at tryouts. I was thrilled. He is rightfully a very respected coach and former player in Germany," Kings head coach Fred Armstrong said happily.
McCants himself said after signing his contract, "We expect great things here in Leipzig for the upcoming season. We have great players on the squad who are ready to work on the field to achieve their goals! I can't wait to train and develop these players to make them the best players they can be."
Leipzig will play its opening game in the European League of Football on June 20 against the Berlin Thunder.