Wichita Falls Nighthawks
|Wichita Falls Nighthawks|
Play in Kay Yeager Coliseum
in Wichita Falls, Texas
|Team colors||Black, Gold, Silver, White
|Head coach||Billy Back|
|League championships (2)
|Conference championships (0)
|Division championships (0)
|Playoff appearances (1)|
The Wichita Falls Nighthawks are an American professional indoor football team based in Wichita Falls, Texas. They play their home games at Kay Yeager Coliseum and joined the Indoor Football League in August 2014.
The Nighthawks were founded in October 2012 as an outdoor football team by Jerry and Michelle Hughes. They played minor league football and won championships in two separate leagues. However, financial struggles forced the Hughes to sell the team.  They sold the team to Drew Carnes in the summer of 2014. Carnes' intention was to turn the franchise into an indoor football team. On August 25, 2014, the Nighthawks became official members of the Indoor Football League, the top indoor league in the country alongside the Arena Football League. On August 26, 2015, James Kerwin was released as the Nighthawks head coach after posting an 4-10 record his first season with the team.
On October 2, 2015, the Nighthawks officially announced that they had hired Billy Back to replace Kerwin. Back had previously been the head coach for the Nashville Venom, where he guided the Venom to a 2014 Professional Indoor Football League championship.
Wichita Falls Nighthawks roster
Rookies in italics
- QB Charles McCullum (1)
- RB Tyler Williams (1)
- WR Jordan Jolly (1)
- DL Terrance Lloyd (1), Walter Thomas (1)
- LB/DB James Ackel (1)
- K Rockne Belmonte (1)
|Billy Back||2016–present||18||7||0||.720||0||1||IFL Coach of the Year (2016)|
|Wichita Falls Nighthawks staff|
Head coach - Billy Back
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|
|2016||2016||IFL||United||3rd||11||5||0||Lost United Conference Wild Card 66-36 vs. Cedar Rapids|
|Totals||22||17||0||All-time regular season record (2015–2017)|
|0||1||-||All-time postseason record (2015–2017)|
|22||18||0||All-time regular season and postseason record (2015–2017)|
- Wichita Falls Nighthawks Officially Join IFL – Indoor Football League, Chris Koetter, NewsTalk 1290.com, August 26, 2014
- Nighthawks' future in doubt, Jonathan Hull, Times Record News, July 5, 2014
- "Wichita Falls Nighthawks Join the IFL". Indoor Football League. August 26, 2014.
- "Nighthawks Part Ways With Head Coach". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
- "Nighthawks hire Back as new head coach". www.timesrecordnews.com. Times Recorder News. October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2015.