Frisco Fighters

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Frisco Fighters
Established 2019; 1 year ago (2019)
Play in Frisco, Texas
at the Comerica Center
FriscoFighters.com
Frisco Fighters logo
League/conference affiliations
Team colorsNavy blue, light blue, orange, silver, white
         
Personnel
Owner(s)The Germain family
ChairmanSteve Germain
PresidentStephen Evans
General managerStephen Evans
Head coachClint Dolezel
Team history
  • Frisco Fighters (2020–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Frisco Fighters are a professional indoor football team based in Frisco, Texas. They are members of the Indoor Football League and play their home games at the Comerica Center in Frisco.

History[edit]

The Fighters were founded in 2019 as an expansion team for the IFL by Columbus, Ohio, businessman Steve Germain, who later also announced a second team, the Columbus Wild Dogs. They named Texas-native, former Arena Football League quarterback, and head coach Clint Dolezel as their first head coach and director of football operations. Dolezel won ArenaBowl championships in 1999 as quarterback of the Grand Rapids Rampage and three more titles as a head coach, two with the Philadelphia Soul in the AFL and one with the Beijing Lions of the China Arena Football League. Former AFL coach Dave Ewart was named as an assistant head coach and director of player personnel and former AFL quarterback Dan Raudabaugh as an assistant coach. [1] The team was named the Frisco Fighters in December 2019 due to the city's ties to the aviation industry.[2]

They were scheduled to play their inaugural season in 2020, but the entire IFL season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic before they played a game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaching Staff". Team website. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  2. ^ "Frisco Announces Team Name". League website. 2019-12-12. Retrieved 2020-08-25.

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