Coaches

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a civilization work" - Vince Lombardi

HULA BOWL COACHES

Brian Billick

2022 - KAI Head Coach & Offensive Coordinator

Brian Billick was the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings from 1994 to 1998.  The team broke the NFL scoring record in the 1998 season. Following this record setting performance, Billick spent nine seasons as the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens from January 19, 1999 to December 31, 2007.

On January 28, 2001, Billick won Super Bowl XXXV as the Ravens’ head coach in a 34–7 victory over the New York Giants. It was the Ravens’ first Super Bowl appearance. He was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor in 2019.

Billick will also serve as the Offensive coordinator for the 2022 game.

Wade Phillips

2022 - KAI Defensive Coordinator

During his 37 years in the NFL, Coach Wade Phillips served as the head coach of the Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys. He has also served as interim head coach for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, and the Houston Texans. His career winning percentage as a head coach is .546. Additionally, Phillips is recognized as among the best defensive coordinators in the NFL. During his career, Phillip’s has served as defensive coordinator with seven different franchises (twice with the Denver Broncos).

Mike Tice

2022 - KAI Offensive Line Coordinator

Michael Peter Tice is a former American football tight end and coach. He played college football at the University of Maryland, College Park and spent 11 seasons playing in the National Football League (NFL) before spending 22 seasons as a coach, including four seasons as the Minnesota Vikings head coach.

Taylor Jones

2022 - KAI Tight Ends Coach

Kevin Sumlin

2022 - KAI Wide Receivers Coach

Kevin Warren Sumlin is an American college football coach. Sumlin served as the head football coach at the University of Houston from 2008 to 2011, Texas A&M University from 2012 to 2017, and at the University of Arizona from 2018 to 2020.

Bill Johnson

2022 - KAI Defensive Line Coach

Bill Johnson (American football coach) Bill Johnson is a semi-retired American football coach. He is currently a defensive analyst, and previously was the defensive line coach at LSU from 2019 to 2020. Johnson spent one season at Miami before returning to Louisiana as the defensive line coach at Louisiana Tech. He then spent two seasons as defensive line coach at Arkansas before moving to Texas A&M as their defensive line coach. He then returned to Arkansas as their defensive line coach for one season before moving to the NFL.

Carnell Lake

2022 - KAI Defensive Backs Coach

Carnell Augustino Lake is an American former professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL). He is a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He was the cornerbacks coach for the UCLA Bruins under head coach Rick Neuheisel in 2009.  He was the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach until February 2018.

Mike Smith

2022 - AINA Head Coach

Mike Smith is a former American football coach. He is the former head coach of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, a position he held from 2008 to 2014. He previously served as the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars between 2003 and 2007. During his tenure as the head coach of the Falcons, Smith became the franchise's winningest head coach by number of wins in addition to being the recipient of the 2008 NFL Coach of the Year Award by the Associated Press and was also voted NFL Coach of the Year Award by the Sporting News in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Ron Turner

2022 - AINA Offensive Coordinator

Mike Smith has tapped Ron Turner to be his Offensive coordinator.  Ron has impeccable experience having served 13 years as Head Coach with San Jose, Illinois, and FIU.  His NFL experience includes assistant coaching positions with the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, and the Carolina Panthers.

Tim Lewis

2022 - AINA Defensive Coordinator

Tim Lewis will serve as team AINA’s Defensive Coordinator.  Lewis was a first round draft pick from the University of Pittsburgh by the Green Bay Packers in the 1983 NFL Draft. His playing career was cut short by a severe neck injury suffered in a Monday Night game against the Chicago Bears .  

Coach Lewis began his coaching career at Texas A&M in 1987.   He was the defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the New York Giants. He was the secondary coach for the Atlanta Falcons, and in 2015, Lewis became the defensive backs coach of the San Francisco 49ers, He was named the head coach of the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football.

Tony Wise

2022 - AINA Offensive Line Coach

Anthony Charles Wise, an American football coach. He won one Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) and one national championship at the University of Miami. He played college football at Ithaca College.

Johnathan Hayes

2022 - AINA Tight Ends/Wide Receivers Coach

Jonathan Michael Hayes is an American football coach and former tight end who last was the head coach and general manager of the St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL. He previously served as the tight ends coach for Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL).

Gerald Brown

2022 - AINA Running Backs Coach

Gerald Brown is an American football coach who was the Atlanta Falcons running backs coach from 2008 to 2014.  During his time with the Falcons, he coached two Pro Bowl selections, Michael Turner and Ovie Mughelli. While on staff with the Falcons, the team won NFC South Championships in 2010 and 2012, and achieved five straight winning seasons, with playoff appearances in four of seven seasons.

Brown has logged 22 years in coaching, including six seasons at Indiana University. In his first five seasons at Indiana, Hoosier running backs averaged 1,549 rushing yards per season. In his first year, Indiana gained 1,398 yards despite not having a running back with more than 90 career carries entering the 2002 season. In 2003, Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis became the seventh true freshman in Indiana history to rush for 100 yards in a game and just the third freshman to reach the 200-yard plateau in a single-game.

A native of Sweetwater, Tennessee, and a graduate of the University of Memphis, Brown coached at the University of Tennessee from 1983 to 1988, initially as a graduate assistant, and afterward as an administrative assistant and scout. Coaches he worked with during his time with the Vols included Johnny MajorsPhillip FulmerDavid CutcliffeJon GrudenRon ZookKevin Steele, and his older brother, Kippy Brown.  He was running backs coach of the XFL's Memphis Maniax during the league's lone season in 2001.

Jay Hayes

2022 - AINA Defensive Line Coach

Jay Hayes was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1999 to 2017, finishing his career as the defensive line coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bob Sanders

2022 - AINA Line Backers Coach

Bob Sanders is an American football coach. He was previously the defensive coordinator for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He coached the Buffalo Bills from 2009 to 2012 after coaching for four years with the Green Bay Packers, four years with the Miami Dolphins and 11 years at the University of Florida

Andrew Weidinger

2022 - AINA Defensive Backs Coach

Andrew Weidinger was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2007 to 2018, finishing his career as the game management of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.