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Baltimore Brigade announce Coaching Staff

Tuesday March 7, 2017

Omarr Smith’s Staff Bring 15 Arena Bowl Championships to Team

BALTIMOREBaltimore Brigade head coach Omarr Smith announced today that Walt Housman, Virgil Gray, James Roe and Scott Bailey will serve as his assistants for the Brigade’s inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. The Brigade coaching staff has a combined 15 Arena Bowl Championships. Smith alone has earned a combined seven AFL championships as a player and coach.

“We are enthusiastic with the addition of these talented coaches to our staff,” stated Smith. “I am excited that we have a staff that is committed to winning, teaching, and building a team. It is important for us to have championship pedigrees on our staff and we have been able to do that. Our staff will exemplify the standards we set for the Baltimore Brigade.”
Housman will serve as Smith’s top assistant and has over 15 years of coaching experience in the Arena football League. He most recently was on the staff of the L.A. KISS. As the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Rush, he helped the team win the ArenaBowl Championship in 2006. Prior to moving to the coaching ranks, Housman played for the AFL’s New York Knights, Denver Dynamite and New Orleans Nights.

Gray who has won three ArenaBowl Championships (2012, 2013, 2015) as a player will serve as defensive backs and special teams coordinator. Gray has played for the AFL’s Milwaukee Iron, Arizona Rattlers, Pittsburg Powers and San Jose SaberCats. He was named First Team All-Arena in 2013.

Roe joins the Brigade after an illustrious career in the AFL. He has won three ArenaBowl Championships (2002, 2004, 2007), all with the San Jose SaberCats. He earned All-Ironman Team honors in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and was named Ironman of the Game following San Jose’s ArenaBowl win in 2004. Roe spent three years as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

Bailey brings extensive player personnel experience to the Brigade. He helped the Chicago Rush win the ArenaBowl Championship in 2006. Bailey was later promoted as the team’s assistant special teams coach. Bailey was recently on the staff of the L.A. KISS.

Full season-ticket memberships are currently on sale for the inaugural season. Full season tickets start at just $8 per game. Fans can secure their season tickets for the Baltimore Brigade by calling 667-930-0200 or for more information email the membership sales team at

Single game tickets for the 2017 season can be purchased by visiting The full promotional schedule, including giveaways, theme nights and food and beverage specials, plus the entire broadcast schedule release is forthcoming.

The Baltimore Brigade is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE.