Richmond Revolution

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Richmond Revolution
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Founded 2009
League Indoor Football League
Team history Richmond Revolution (2010-2011)
Based in Richmond, Virginia
Arena Arthur Ashe Athletic Center
Colors Blue, Red, White
              
Owner(s) SportsQuest
Head coach Tony Hawkins
Manager Charlie Hildbold
Division titles 1 (2010)
Mascot George the Eagle

The Richmond Revolution was a professional indoor football team based in Richmond, Virginia that began playing in the Indoor Football League in the 2010 season. For the 2010 season they played their home games at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center. Because of space issues at that facility the owner decided to move onto the SportsQuest campus in nearby Chesterfield for the 2011 season and play all home games outdoors, since the proposed arena had not yet been built.[1]

However in late August Richmond BizSense's writer Aaron Kremer (8/25/11) reported that Charlie Hildbold, the general manager, was laid off. He had moved to Virginia to help launch the indoor arena football team. According to Steve Burton, the owner of the team, Richmond Revolution will sit out the 2012 season and be reinstated in 2013.[2] Scott Bass a writer for Style Weekly reported (3/9/2011) nearly half of the 40 players on the Raiders' training camp roster for 2011 defected from Richmond Revolution, as well as the Revolution's head coach, Steve Criswell.[3] On February 9, 2012 the Virginia attorney general's office filed a civil suit against SportsQuest, the company that owns the Revolution.[4]

This is Richmond's third attempt at trying to build a long lasting Indoor Pro football team. The demise of Richmond Revolution leaves the Raiders the only team in the area. Previous teams were the Speed of the Af2 and the Bandits of the AIFL.[5]

When the team was first organized a name-the-team contest was held on the SportsQuest webpage. Nominations continued until August 11, 2009 with the five finalist names Blitz, Rush, Rivermen, Revolution, and Reign chosen the next day. Voting continued until August 21 with the Revolution name unveiled on August 24.[6]

The Indoor Football League announced on June 23, 2010 that the Revolution had won the 2010 IFL Franchise of the Year award. In addition the team also took home the League's Media Relations of the Year. Revolution QB Bryan Randall was named the 2010 IFL Most Valuable player, and Head Coach Steve Criswell was named the IFL Coach of the Year. Later in the Steve Criswell left the team and on October 7, 2010 Richmond Revolution announced their new head coach would be former local standout Tony Hawkins. Hawkins is the all time leading passer in Virginia State University history.

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Richmond Revolution (IFL)
2010 13 1 0 1st Atlantic East Lost Round 1 (Rochester)
2011 3 11 0 3rd Atlantic --
Totals 16 13 0 (including playoffs)

2011 Season Schedule[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 February 27 (Sun) 3:05pm
(4:05 Eastern)
@Bloomington Extreme L 6-44 0-1
2 March 5 (Sat) 7:05pm Lehigh Valley Steelhawks L 38-41 0-2
3 Bye
4 March 19 (Sat) 7:00pm @Lehigh Valley Steelhawks W 48-45 (OT) 1-2
5 March 26 (Sat) 7:05pm La Crosse Spartans L 33-39 1-3
6 April 1 (Fri) 7:30pm
(8:30 Eastern)
@Green Bay Blizzard L 47-67 1-4
7 April 9 (Sat) 7:00pm Reading Express L 14-25 1-5
8 April 16 (Sat) 7:07pm
(8:07 Eastern)
@Bloomington Extreme L 40-53 1-6
9 Bye
10 April 30 (Sat) 7:00pm @Reading Express L 28-49 1-7
11 May 7 (Sat) 7:05pm Chicago Slaughter L 46-49 1-8
12 May 14 (Sat) 7:05pm Lehigh Valley Steelhawks L 35-38 1-9
13 May 21 (Sat) 7:05pm La Crosse Spartans W 40-37 2-9
14 May 28 (Sat) 7:00pm @Lehigh Valley Steelhawks L 38-46 2-10
15 June 4 (Sat) 8:00pm @Reading Express L 7-46 2-11
16 June 11 (Sat) 7:05pm Reading Express W 21-14 3-11

Division Standings[edit]

2011 Atlantic Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Reading Express 8 6 0 0.571 525 516 7-1 --- L1
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 4 10 0 0.286 432 595 3-5 4.0 L2
Richmond Revolution 3 11 0 0.214 441 593 2-6 5.0 W1

Roster[edit]

Richmond Revolution roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Multiple Positions

  • Currently vacant
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 23, 2011
29 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Staff[edit]

  • Owner: SportsQuest
  • Assistant GM/VP of Sports Operations: Charlie Hildbold
  • Head Coach: Tony Hawkins
  • Defensive Coordinator: Kevin Coles
  • Defensive Assistant/Special Teams: Larry Long
  • Offensive Assistant/Equipment Mgr: Mike Bonner
  • Mascot: George The Eagle

Past Seasons[edit]

2010 Season Schedule[edit]

2010 Atlantic East Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
y-Richmond Revolution 13 1 0 0.929 --- 10-1 663 489 W10
x-Rochester Raiders 9 5 0 0.643 4.0 6-5 641 554 L1
West Michigan ThunderHawks 5 9 0 0.357 8.0 4-5 606 728 L4
Maryland Maniacs 1 13 0 0.071 12.0 1-10 370 644 W1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Revolution will play its home games outdoors in 2011". Richmond BizSense. August 25, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Early in the game, SportsQuest is falling behind". Retrieved Feb 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/raiding-the-revolution/Content?oid=1442259
  4. ^ "State sues SportsQuest over health club contracts". Retrieved Feb 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indoor football team moving into Ashe Center". Richmond Times-Dispatch. July 22, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Local IFL team is Revolution". Richmond Times-Dispatch. August 25, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 

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