The Albany Empire has hired the man that will replace Rob Keefe as head coach, Thomas Menas will be the man looking to lead the Empire to another championship. Menas, leaves the New Jersey Flight where he was the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach and will now face his former team with the Empire.

Right away you can hear that "Coach T" has always wanted to coach here in Albany and he isn't afraid of the challenges in front of him. His first game is about a month and a half away and Menas is maybe the only person that isn't feeling the pressure. Between his experience and the number of players looking for a team Menas says the Empire will be ready to go. Listen to his full interview below.

The Empire made the hiring official in a press release and Tweet earlier today.

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