FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reggie Harris, General Manager
VICTOR MANN AGREES TO LEAD RIVER KINGS
New Head Coach Looking to Bring Winning to Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (September 5th, 2019) – The Cedar Rapids River Kings has announced the hiring of Victor Mann as the team’s new head coach for the 2020 IFL season.
Mann joins the River Kings after spending the last four seasons in the Champions Indoor Football league. He led his team to three straight conference championship games and winning the championship in 2017. Mann was named Coach of the Year in 2016. Prior to being a head coach in indoor football, Mann served as Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator of Texas College in Tyler, Texas.
“We felt it was important to get a coach with a winning record and mentality to help move this franchise in a positive direction,” said River Kings General Manager, Reggie Harris. “In his time as a head coach he has been known to build winning teams while being a great recruiter and staying active in the community. He fits with the culture we are building here and we expect to see big things immediately.”
While playing under Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder at Kansas State University, Mann’s mentality was shaped as a player and coach. As a standout running back for the Wildcats he was selected, All Big 12, for three consecutive years. Player Mann was awarded for Offensive MVP in 2005. He was also named to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, which recognizes college athletes for community service. His post-collegiate play included spots on the Kansas City Chiefs roster, followed by five seasons playing in the Arena Football League.
“It’s time to go full TeamNoSoft,” expressed Mann. “I’m excited for this new coaching venture and ready to compete with the best.”
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ABOUT THE CEDAR RAPIDS RIVER KINGS INDOOR FOOTBALL TEAM
The Cedar Rapids River Kings (formerly the Titans) will take the field for their second season of operations in 2020 under the ownership of Roy Choi and Matt Stone with General Manager Reggie Harris at the helm. They play their home games at the U.S. Cellular Center. Season Tickets and Partnerships are available for the 2020 season. For more information visit goriverkings.com. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@goriverkings).
ABOUT THE INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The Indoor Football League (IFL) will begin its twelfth season of play in the spring of 2020 and is led by Commissioner Mike Allshouse. The IFL was created in 2008 from a merger between the Intense Football League and the United Indoor Football Association. It’s member teams are located from Phoenix, Arizona to Green Bay Wisconsin. For more information about all things IFL, visit goifl.com or call the league office at 804-643-7277.
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