Reno Barons

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Reno Barons
Founded 2010
League Independent
Team history Reno Barons (2011–present)
Based in Reno, Nevada
Arena Reno Events Center
Colors Green and Gold
Owner(s) Cesare (Chez) Jennings
Head coach Anthony Bartley
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Reno Barons are a professional indoor football team that began play in spring 2011. Based in Reno, Nevada, the Barons play their home games at the Reno Events Center.

Their name seems to be a play on Manfred von Richthofen (the World War I pilot colloquially known as The Red Baron), and a reference to the Reno Air Races in the nearby Reno Stead Airport.

Originally set to join the American Indoor Football Association in 2011, the AIFA lost too many teams to field a league that year, prompting two of the remaining three teams-- Reno and the Stockton Wolves-- to defect from the league, ensuring its demise. Reno and Stockton are playing a schedule comprising independent teams and each other, under the name "Western Indoor Football Association."

With only two weeks left in the 2011 season, the Reno Barons ceased operations. [1] One of the investors in the beginning of the season backed out. The money from an agreement was brought in as a cushion for the team. As the season progressed, the team had to use that cushion. They missed two games, one of which was on the road at the Stockton Wolves. Chez Jennings, team owner, plans on bringing the team back next year stating that he already has sponsors lined up. However, that ended up not being true as there were no other teams to play.

2011 Training Camp Roster[edit]

Name Position
AIFA Exp. Alma mater' Other League Exp.
DeJoeve Platt QB 6'2 235 R University of Akron CFL, CIFL, NIFL
Thomas Peregrin QB 6'3 200 R Western Michigan University n/a
Scott Witter WR 6'4 225 R Carson High School n/a
Derek Burton WR 6'1 185 R Reno High School n/a
Glenn Wallin WR 6'2 195 R University of Saint Mary n/a
Josh Paulman FB/LS 5'10 185 R Southern Utah University n/a
Mark Parrish OL/DL 6'8 310 R UTEP n/a
Christopher Henderson OL/DL 6'1 250 R Lewis and Clark College n/a
Charles Manu OL/DL 6'3 300 R University of Nevada, Reno NFL, AFL, IFL
Salesi Fifita OL/DL 6'1 300 R n/a n/a
Dalonte Smith OL/DL 6'2 280 1 n/a AFL, AF2, IFL, NIFL
Carl LaGrone Jr. Line/LB 6' 330 R University of Nevada, Reno n/a
Kika Kaululaau Line/LB/FB 6' 330 R University of Nevada, Reno AF2
Del Bates DB 6'1 180 R University of Nevada, Reno NFL
Shannon Sevor DB 5'11 200 R University of Nevada, Reno af2
Ondra Berry DB 6'2 195 R University of Saint Mary n/a
Eric Turner DB 5'10 180 R University of West Virginia n/a
Brandon Cotter DB/WR 5'10 185 R Feather River College n/a
Antoine Barlow LB 6'3 220 R Merced College n/a
Emerson Dorris ATH 6'1 200 R Hartnell College n/a
Brandon Ford-Fragger ATH 5'9 195 R University of Nevada, Reno NFL
Merf Trout K 6'1 215 R Graceland University NFL

2011 Football Operations Staff[edit]

Name Title
Tim Pierce General Manager
Anthony Bartley Head Coach
Freeman Holbrook Quality Control Coach


Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2011 1 -- -- -- --


  1. ^ Retrieved 2013-12-31.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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