By Crystale Lopez

Larry Kennan, new head coach of the Cardinal football program, at the press conference announcing his appointment.

In Dec. 2011, UIW named Larry Kennan as the new head coach of the Cardinal football program. An experienced coach, Kennan has worked with all-pro quarterbacks, coached at all levels, and has a Super Bowl ring.

For the last 13 years, Kennan has been executive director of the NFL Coaches Association based in Washington, D.C. During that time he also worked with and trained quarterbacks such as Drew Bledsoe and Jeff Hostetler. Other quarterbacks he has worked with include Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Drew Brees.

Kennan has coaching experience with seven professional teams, six in the National Football League (NFL) and one in the former World Football League (WFL). He was the quarterbacks coach for the Super Bowl winning Los Angeles Raiders and head coach of the London Monarchs of the WFL.

At the college level, Kennan was the head coach at Lamar University for three years, and was the offensive coordinator at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.