In his six years with the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos prior to joining the Express, head coach Hugh Campbell posted an impressive 81-22-5 record, including a 1981 season where his team went 16-1-1.
Campbell would go 8-10-0 in his one and only season as the Express head coach.  After being fired by new owner J. William Oldenburg, Campbell returned to the CFL as the Esks General Manager.

Prior to coming on board the L.A. Express, head coach Hugh Campbell had been one of the most successful head coaches in the history of the Canadian Football League, winning a record five consecutive Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos.

While the formal name of the club was "Los Angeles Express Football Club, Ltd.," the city name was rarely used in team or league publications, being referred to instead simply as the "L.A. Express."

The first Express player personnel director was Tom Fears, who in 1948 was the NFL's Rookie of the Year as a member of the Los Angeles Rams.  Fears was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970.

The Express' administrative offices were located at 1501 Redondo Avenue in nearby Manhattan Beach, California, which was previously the site of the La Marina Elementary School.

The Express had a five-year lease to play home games at the L.A. Coliseum, one of the shortest lease terms among USFL teams.  By contrast the New Jersey Generals signed a 20-year lease to play at the Meadowlands.

Express games could be heard locally on KNX-AM 1070, Los Angeles.

The Express and New Jersey Generals played in the first nationally televised USFL game, with the Express winning, 20-15 on March 6, 1983.

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