ELF: Leipzig Kings add six-time German Bowl champion David McCants to coaching staff

The Leipzig Kings have added former All-Europe running back David McCants to the coaching staff.

The 34 year old McCants, who spent nine years as a running back in the German Football League, gaining more than 11,000 yards and scoring 150 touchdowns, has signed on as the running back coach for the Kings

McCants, who grew up in Northport, Alabama and played his college football at the University of North Alabama, arrived in Germany in 2009 playing for the Berlin Adler and immediately had an impact, helping the Adler win the GFL crown while being named German Bowl MVP. He went on to win six German Football League titles as well as four Eurobowl championships before hanging up the cleats following the 2019 season. After starting his career with the Adler in 2009, he played for the Berlin Rebels (2010), Hamburg Blue Devils (2011) and Dusseldorf Panther (2012) before arriving in Braunschweig to play for the New Yorker Lions in 2013 where he enjoyed his greatest successes. With McCants anchoring the backfield, the Lions captured five German titles (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019) while reaching the final in 2017 as well.

Leipzig head coach Fred Armstrong is definitely excited about the addition:

“I got in touch with him, because Anthony Dablé-Wolf recommended David. I had the chance to speak with him many times, watched him work with the Running Backs at our tryout and was impressed. He is a very respected running backs coach and former player in Germany.”

As a four-time Eurobowl champion, McCants will be a key in helping an already strong offensive backfield consisting of French running back Jason Aguemon as well as Raymond Sobowale from Great Britain. Needless to say, McCants is looking forward to the opportunity.

“We are expecting great things to happen for this upcoming season. We have great players on the roster who are ready to get back to work on the field so they can start aiming towards their goals! I cannot wait to coach and develop these players, so they can become the best players they can be.”

The Leipzig Kings open their European League of Football season against the Berlin Thunder on June 20.

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