GFL: Dresden Monarchs Sign NFL Coaching Guru Paul Alexander as HC

The Dresden Monarchs of the German Football League have signed veteran NFL position coach Paul Alexander as their head coach for the 2023 season.

The Monarchs highly decorated new coach has spent 36 seasons coaching in the NFL and DI FBS College Football. Alexander is best known for his time as the Cincinnati Bengal’s offensive line coach, where he held that position from 1994 to 2017, and starred on HBO’s Hard Knocks, alongside Chad Ochocinco, Adam Pacman Jones, and Carson Palmer. During that stretch with the Bengals, Alexander produced several all-pro offensive linemen including Andrew Whitworth, Willie Anderson, Richmond Webb and Jerry Fontenot.

In 2018, he joined Jason Garrett’s staff on the Dallas Cowboys helping Tyron Smith and Zack Martin reach the Pro Bowl as Ezekiel Elliot rushed for 1,434 yards behind Alexander’s offensive line.

Alexander, 42, was once a standout offensive tackle himself for the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons before becoming a graduate assistant at Penn State in 1983. After one season with the Nittany Lions, Alexander spent another season as a graduate assistant at the University of Michigan, prior to becoming the offensive line coach at Central Michigan University. After four seasons leading the Chippewas offensive line, Alexander got his first NFL gig, becoming the tight ends coach for New York Jets.

Alexander has been active on the international scene helping train offensive linemen in Germany and Senegal alongside international college football scout Brandon Collier. In 2019, he was an offensive line consultant for the German Football League’s Potsdam Royals, a team he will now be competing against. The veteran coach has been running his own consultant business, ProCoach.Network, since 2019. In his spare time, Alexander is an avid pianist.

After 25 years of coaching in the NFL, Alexander returns to the sidelines in Dresden, taking over for long time German coach Ulz Dauber. Alexander hopes to get the Monarchs back on track as the 2021 German Bowl Champions took a step back last season just missing the playoffs at 4-6.

Alex is a former NCAA and semi-pro American football player who is now located in London, where he works in digital marketing. His goal in writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and