Cedar Rapids Titans

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Cedar Rapids Titans
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Founded 2011
Current season 2014
League Indoor Football League (2012-present)
Conference United (2012-present)
Team history Cedar Rapids Titans (2012-present)
Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Arena U.S. Cellular Center
Colors Black, teal, white
              
Owner(s) Chris Kokalis
Bob Sullivan
David Bradley
Kenneth Moninski
Head coach Mark Stoute
General Manager Chris Kokalis
Championships 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Playoff berths 2: (2013, 2014)
Cheerleaders Titan Dolls

The Cedar Rapids Titans are a professional indoor football team based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Titans joined the Indoor Football League (IFL) as an expansion team in 2011, and first took the field for the 2012 season. They currently participate in the United Conference.

The Titans played their home games at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids from 2012 to 2013. In 2014 they relocated to the newly renovated U.S. Cellular Center.

The Titans were the first indoor team to be based in Cedar Rapids. The Owners of the Titans are Chris Kokalis, Bob Sullivan, David Bradley and Kenneth Moninski. The Titans have appeared in one United Conference Championship Game (2013), losing to the Sioux Falls Storm.

Franchise history[edit]

2012[edit]

In August 2011, it was announced that the Cedar Rapids Titans would become an expansion team of the Indoor Football League for the 2012 season.[1] Titans' General Manager, Chris Kolalis stated, "We believe that Cedar Rapids is a fantastic market to bring a team into. We hope to promote economic development and be a part of the growth of the community by being active and giving back to the fans."[1] The team also announced that they would play their home games at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, with the intentions to play in the newly renovated, U.S. Cellular Center in 2013.[1] On November 18, 2011, the Titans hired former NFL player, Kyle Moore-Brown, as the first coach in franchise history.[2] They won their inaugural game on March 3, 2012 with a 32-13 win over Lehigh Valley Steelhawks.[3]

2013[edit]

The Titans lost their pre-season warmup against Green Bay but began the 2013 regular season with three straight wins in a hone-and-hone series with Chicago and hosting the new Texas Revolution franchise out of Allen.[4] After a two-week bye, the team lost its next three games. The Titans recovered from this stumble and finished the season second in the United Conference with a 9–5 record. They made the post-season but lost to the Sioux Falls Storm in the United Conference Championship.[5] The team fared much better at home than on the road with 5 of its 6 losses coming when it was away from the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

2014[edit]

The Titans are one of 8 returning teams plus 1 expansion team for the 2014 Indoor Football League season.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Cedar Rapids Titans Roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve

Refused to Report

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Roster updated June 5, 2014
24 Active, 4 Inactive

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All-IFL players[edit]

The following Titans players have been named to All-IFL Teams:

  • RB LaRon Council (2)
  • WR Carl Sims, Bryan Pray
  • OL Maurice Robinson, Albert Erni, Jr.
  • DL Xzavie Jackson (2), Kyle Jenkins (1)
  • DB T. J. Simmons, Ricky Johnson
  • K Rockne Belmonte
  • KR Robert Brown

Awards and honors[edit]

The following is a list of all Titans players who have won league Awards

Season Player Position Award
2014 Rockne Belmonte Kicker Special Teams Player of the Year

Coaches[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2014 Indoor Football League season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Kyle Moore-Brown 2012 4 10 0 .286 0 0
Mark Stoute 2013-present 20 8 0 .714 0 2 2013 IFL Coach of the Year

Coaching staff[edit]

Cedar Rapids Titans staff
Front Office
  • Co-Owner/General Manager – Chris Kokalis
  • Co-Owner – Bob Sullivan
  • Co-Owner – David Bradley
  • Co-Owner – Kenneth Moninski
  • Marketing & Programming Coordinator - Andrea Lary
  • Event Coordinator – Charlotte Linde
  • Assistant General Manager – Eric George
  • Dance Team Director – Lindsay Wray
  • Graphic Designer - Nick Jared
 

Head Coach

  • Head Coach – Mark Stoute

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Linemen – Michael Custer
  • Running Backs – Michael Custer

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Linemen – Ameer Ismail
  • Defensive Backs - Terry Bates

Special Team Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Michael Custer

Statistics and records[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2012 2012 IFL United 7th 4 10 0
2013 2013 IFL United 2nd 9 5 0 Lost United Conference Championship (Storm) 20-44
2014 2014 IFL United 2nd 11 3 0 Lost United Conference Championship (Storm) 36-73
Totals 24 18 0 All-time regular season record (2012-2014)
0 2 - All-time postseason record (2012-2014)
24 20 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2012-2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Professional Football Coming to Cedar Rapids". www.kcrg.com. ABC. August 29, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jeff Johnson (November 18, 2011). "Titans hire Moore-Brown as head coach". The Gazette. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mike Condon (March 3, 2012). "Titans trounce Lehigh Valley, 32-13, in first game for Cedar Rapids IFL franchise". The Gazette. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Bonner, Michael; Saville, Scott (March 2, 2013). "Titans Steamroll Texas To Stay Perfect". Cedar Rapids, IA: KCRG-TV. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Titans fall to Storm in conference championship". thegazette.com. The Gazette. June 22, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 

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