Wichita Falls Nighthawks

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Wichita Falls Nighthawks
Wichita Falls Nighthawks.png
Founded 2012
Current season 2015
League Indoor Football League (2015-present)
Professional American Football League (outdoor, 2013)
Conference Intense
Team history Wichita Falls Nighthawks (2013-present)
Based in Wichita Falls, Texas
Arena Kay Yeager Coliseum
Colors Black, Gold, Silver, White
Owner(s) Drew Carnes
Head coach James Kerwin
Championships (2)
PAFL: (2013)
GoFL: (2014)
Conference titles (0)
Website www.wfnighthawks.com

The Wichita Falls Nighthawks is an American professional indoor football team based out of Wichita Falls, Texas. They play their home games at Kay Yeager Coliseum and joined the Indoor Football League in August 2014.[1]

The franchise started as an American football team that played in different leagues as a minor league team before joining the IFL. Their outdoor home was Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.


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. [2] 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.[3]

Notable players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Wichita Falls Nighthawks roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs


Injury Reserve


Refused to Report

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 15, 2015
21 Active, 8 Inactive

More rosters

All-League selections[edit]

  • LB/DB James Ackel (1)
  • DL Terrance Lloyd (1)


Head Coaches[edit]

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
James Kerwin 2015-present 4 10 0 .286 0 0

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
2015 2015 IFL Intense 5th 4 10 0
Totals 4 10 0 All-time regular season record (2015)
0 0 - All-time postseason record (2015)
4 10 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2015)


  1. ^ Wichita Falls Nighthawks Officially Join IFL – Indoor Football League, Chris Koetter, NewsTalk 1290.com, August 26, 2014
  2. ^ Nighthawks' future in doubt, Jonathan Hull, Times Record News, July 5, 2014
  3. ^ "Wichita Falls Nighthawks Join the IFL". Indoor Football League. August 26, 2014. 

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