It took Mike Riley just one game to get his first win as as an Alliance of American Football (AAF) head coach.
On Saturday night, the San Antonio Commanders — led by Riley — were one of four teams to make their AAF debut. The Commanders defeated the San Diego Fleet 15-6 on opening night to start the season 1-0.
Riley became the head coach at San Antonio after spending the 2018 season with the Oregon State Beavers. He spent three seasons as the head coach at Nebraska, leading the program from 2015-17.
That’s a win!!!!! 🙌💥 pic.twitter.com/uDZrAO9AWm
— San Antonio Commanders (@aafcommanders) February 10, 2019
Riley has spent most of his coaching career in the college ranks, a good chunk of which was at Oregon State. But this marks the second time he’s been a coach at the professional level. From 1999-2001, Riley was the head coach of the San Diego Chargers, compiling a 14-34 record.
The former Nebraska head coach is off to a much better start in the AAF.