Chicago Blitz (indoor football)

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For the former United States Football League team, see Chicago Blitz.
Chicago Blitz
Founded 2014
Current season 2015
League Continental Indoor Football League (2014)
American Indoor Football (2015–present)
Division North (2014)
Team history Chicago Blitz (2014–present)
Based in Villa Park, Illinois
Arena Odeum Expo Center
Colors Gold, Black, White
Owner(s) Mike Oliver
Head coach Mike Oliver
General Manager Tom Gosche
Championships (0)
Conference titles (0)
Playoff berths (1) 2015
Local media Internet Digital Sports Network

The Chicago Blitz are a professional indoor football team based in Villa Park, Illinois. The Blitz are currently members of American Indoor Football (AIF). The Blitz joined the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) in 2014 as an expansion team. The Blitz play their home games at the Odeum Expo Center.

Franchise history[edit]


The Blitz came into existence in January 2014, after the Chicago Slaughter announced that they would be sitting out the 2014 season just one month before the regular season began.[1] The team's name and logo (but not the colors) are an adaptation of the United States Football League franchise of the same name.

On February 9, 2014, the Blitz played their first ever game, losing 42-25 to the Saginaw Sting.[2]


On October 4, 2014, the Blitz announced they were joining X-League Indoor Football[3] for the 2015 season. Shortly after, the team was removed from the X-League website, and was no longer affiliated with the X-League. On October 15, 2014, the Blitz joined American Indoor Football (AIF), following former CIFL team, the Sting.[4] The Blitz finished the regular season 6-2, earning the 3 seed in the AIF playoffs. They defeated the 2nd seeded Saginaw Sting 63-45 in the AIF semifinals, earning a berth in the 2015 AIF Championship Game. The Blitz traveled to York, Pennsylvania to take on the York Capitals for the AIF crown. The Blitz fell to the Capitals 30-58.[5]

Notable players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Chicago Blitz roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs


Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 19, 2015
29 Active, 0 Inactive

More rosters

Awards and honors[edit]

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

Season Player Position Award
2014 Julie Harshbarger Kicker CIFL Special Teams of the Year

All-League players[edit]

The following Blitz players have been named to All-League Teams:

Coaches of note[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2015 American Indoor Football season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Mike Oliver 2014-present 13 5 0 .722 1 1

Coaching staff[edit]

Chicago Blitz staff
Front Office
  • Director of Player Personnel - Vince Mucci
  • Equipment Manager - Jeff Henderson

Head Coach

  • Head Coach - Mike Oliver

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Mike Oliver
  • Offensive Line - Ryan Lambert
  • Coaches Assistant - Scott Ruden

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Noel Soto
  • Assistant Defensive Coordinator - Dennison Robinson
  • Defensive Line – Ryan Lambert

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
2014 2014 CIFL North 3rd 7 3 0
2015 2015 AIF 3rd 6 2 0 Won AIF Semifinals (Saginaw) 63-45
Lost AIF Championship Game (York) 30-58
Totals 13 5 0 All-time regular season record (2014-2015)
1 1 - All-time postseason record (2014-2015)
14 6 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2014-2015)


  1. ^ "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". OurSportsCentral. January 27, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Cory Butzin (February 10, 2014). "Saginaw Sting overcome slow start, roll to big win over Chicago Blitz in CIFL season opener". MLive Media Group. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chicago Blitz Are Latest to Join X-League". X-League Indoor Football. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chicago Blitz Joins AIF". OurSports Central. October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Eric Thomas (June 6, 2015). "Watson's defense spurs York Capitals to AIF championship vs. Chicago Blitz". The York Daily Record. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 

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