Kane County Dawgs
|Team history||Kane County Dawgs (2012-2013)|
|Based in||Kane County, Illinois|
|Arena||Seven Bridges Ice Arena|
|Colors||Fire Brick, Goldenrod, white
|Owner(s)||Mike Dortch, Macey Brooks|
|Head coach||Matt Griebel|
|General Manager||Mike Dortch|
The Kane County Dawgs were a professional indoor American football team based in Kane County, Illinois. The team joined the Continental Indoor Football League in 2013 as an expansion team. The Dawgs were one of three indoor football teams based in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League are based in Rosemont, and the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League are based in Hoffman Estates. The CIFL has had the Chicago Pythons (in 2012) which replaced the Chicago Knights (in 2011), formerly the Chicago Cardinals (in 2010), as the Illinois-based CIFL team, which replaced the Slaughter after they left for the Indoor Football League after a dispute with CIFL management. The Owners of the Dawgs are Mike Dortch and Macey Brooks. The Dawgs played their home games at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena in 2013.
The franchise was originally to be called the DeKalb Dawgs, and were to play in the American Professional Football League in 2013, before announcing that they would be joining the Continental Indoor Football League as its tenth member in October 2012. On October 10, 2012, the franchise announced that former National Football League and Arena Football League player Matt Griebel was named the team's first head coach. The team also announced that they would be playing their home games at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena in Romeoville, Illinois. In November 2012, former NFL wide receiver, Macey Brooks joined the Dawgs with an ownership interest in the team, and will also serve as the team's wide receivers coach.
After having the first two weeks of the season off with bye weeks, the Dawgs forfeited their first game, when the turf they purchased did not adequately fit the Seven Bridges Ice Arena. The following week, the Dawgs would lose their first ever played game in franchise history, with a 13-69 loss to the Erie Explosion.
The loss to the Explosion, would end up being the team's only game, as the following week the league announced on their website that the Dawgs franchise was "indefinitely suspending operations" to protect the integrity of the league. Players and coaches were all released and free to sign with other teams in the CIFL or elsewhere.
Kane County Dawgs roster
Rookies in italics
Coaches of note
Note: Statistics are correct through Week 3 of the 2013 Continental Indoor Football League season.
|Kane County Dawgs staff|
Statistics and records
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|
|Totals||0||10||0||All-time regular season record (2013)|
|0||0||-||All-time postseason record (2013)|
|0||10||0||All-time regular season and postseason record (2013)|
- "Kane County Dawgs Hires Head Coach". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
- "Oswego Resident and Former Chicago Bear Joins Kane County Indoor Football Team Staff". www.montgomery.patch.com. Patch Network. November 5, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
- John Dudley (March 4, 2013). "John Dudley: Explosion look good, but need a longer measuring stick". www.goerie.com. CyberInk LP and the Erie Times-News. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- Mike Cooper (March 4, 2013). "Erie Explosion rout Kane County, improve to 3-0". www.goerie.com. CyberInk LP and the Erie Times-News. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- "CIFL Suspends Kane County Dawgs Operations". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. March 10, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013.