Jonathan Himebauch
Arlington Renegades
Position:Offensive line coach
Personal information
Born: (1975-08-13) August 13, 1975 (age 48)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

Jonathan Himebauch is an American football coach and former offensive lineman who is the offensive line coach and co-special teams coordinator for the Arlington Renegades of the United Football League (UFL). He played college football at USC from 1993 to 1998 and played over parts of five years with various teams in different leagues.

Playing career

He was an offensive lineman and co-captain at the University of Southern California from 1993 to 1998. Professionally, Himebauch was an NFL free agent Offensive Lineman with the Arizona Cardinals (1998), Kansas City Chiefs (1999). He also played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe (1999 and 2002) and Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts (1999), along with the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL in (2001).

Coaching career

Himebauch's first coaching experience as Offensive Line coach at Damien High School in La Verne, CA (1998) and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (1999). He then moved to the collegiate ranks as Offensive Graduate Assistant at UNLV (2000–01). He was the Offensive Line Coach at Santa Barbara City College (2002).

His first professional coaching experience was in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders in 2003. He then returned to coach the Offensive Line for former USC and Los Angeles Rams head coach John Robinson at UNLV in 2004. Himebauch then took over as Head Coach for Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, CA in 2005. Himebauch returned to the collegiate ranks to coach the Offensive Line at San Diego State University in 2006–2008. Himebauch then coached the offensive line for the Montreal Alouettes for head coach Marc Trestman through 2009–2011 where they won back-to-back Grey Cup Championships in 2009–2010. Himebauch went on to coach the offensive line at Wake Forest for Jim Grobe for the 2012–2013 seasons.

In 2014, Himebauch returned to the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos. In 2015, he was promoted to assistant head coach and offensive line coach with the Toronto Argonauts. He eventually returned to the college ranks as the offensive line coach for Brian Polian at Nevada in 2016 before rejoining Toronto a year later.[1]

In 2019, Himebauch joined Mike Riley's staff with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football as offensive line coach.[2] On May 29, 2019, Himebauch was hired as the offensive line coach for the XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers; the hire reunited him with Trestman who had become the Vipers' head coach.[3][4]

Himebauch joined the Air Force Academy as the Tight Ends coach in January 2020. [5]

Himebauch has created his own training business 5asONE LLC that focuses on offensive line skill development, evaluation and recruitment. He also works with Nike at The Opening camps as lead Offensive Line Coach for elite high school football players across the country.

Himebauch was officially hired by the Arlington Renegades on September 13, 2022[6] The Renegades won the 2023 XFL Championship, making Himebauch the first ever 2-time XFL champion.


  1. ^ "Himebauch back on Argos coaching staff". 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Commanders Finalize First-Year Coaching Staff". Alliance of American Football. January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Parks, Greg (August 5, 2019). "Connecting the dots: Finding the commonalities among Tampa Bay's coaching staff, and with Summer Showcase players". XFL Board. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Bassinger, Thomas (June 3, 2019). "Tampa Bay XFL team hires former USF executive Josh Bullock as its president". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Air Force hires tight ends coach Jonathan Himebauch from XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers".
  6. ^ "XFL Finalizes Coaching and Football Operations Staffs for All Eight Teams". Retrieved 2022-12-30.