Important Press Release
There is a NEW and Exciting Football Program coming to the Piedmont Triad… IIFA East will begin league play in February at Ricky Proehl’s state of the art indoor facility
Proehlific Park.. Located in Greensboro N.C.
We will be holding a Press Conference at Proehlific Park this coming Wed.
November 26th 2008 at 11am to explain and introduce the League to the public.
Independent Indoor Football Alliance
“Developing Players for the Future”
The Independent Indoor Football Alliance (IIFA) is a professional developmental indoor football league designed to deliver fast-paced, action-packed football. It is a league designed for all independent indoor football teams and their affiliates, and is not involved or associated with any other league involving indoor or outdoor football.
The IIFA will provide players the opportunity to play professional football. For some of our players, it will be a dream come true to step on the field and play football (for compensation) once again. There is also a strong commitment to the advancement of players to more prominent national leagues such as the AFL, CFL, and NFL.
As a fan-friendly organization, the IIFA is committed to making the fan experience second to none and providing families the opportunity to enjoy professional football without professional prices. Ticket prices will average about $10.00 for adults and kids under 12 are free, showing a commitment to an affordable and exciting football product.
The League began last year based in Texas with 8 Teams and was a huge success… Approximately 30 players and 4 coaches out of 8 teams have received opportunities to move up in their careers, this exemplifies our goal in “Developing Players for the Future”.
We will begin the IIFA east in Greensboro, and Charlotte this year with expansion planned for next year to; Richmond Virginia, Baltimore Maryland, and Savannah Georgia. We currently have several teams committed to each location and have a league meeting planned for
December 6th at 3:00pm located at Proehlific Park for all interested teams and organizations.
The IIFA East League Owners and Staff
Co-Owner and IIFA East Commissioner Clayton Banner has ties to the Triad, Mr. Banner has been coaching for over 18 years, five years in the collegiate rates and 13 in the professional rates. He served as Defensive ends/Special Teams coach at Mars Hill College (1989), Defensive ends/Special Teams coach at Guilford College (1990), Tight ends/Asst. Offensive line coach at NC A&T University (1991), Defensive Line coach at Concord University (1992) and Coached Defensive backs and Linebackers at WV Tech University (1993). He has served as a scout for several Canadian League Football Teams such as the Sacramento Goldmines (1994), Shreveport Pirates (1995), Edmonton Eskimos (199, Hamilton Tiger Cats (1999), and the Toronto Argonauts (2000-2002). Mr. Banner has also served as Player Personnel Director/General Manger for several Arena League Teams including Charlotte Rage (1993), Anaheim Piranhas (1996), Albany Firebirds (1997), Greensboro Prowlers (2000), Winston Salem Energy (2001), and the Carolina Fuel (2006). Clayton was most recently served as General Manager /Defensive Coordinator in the German Football League/NFLE (2007).
Mr. Banner resides in Winston Salem with his wife and daughter.
Co-Owner and Director of League Football Operations has a well established name and history, Mr. Larry Hendrix Jr. Mr. Hendrix graduated from Sherman High in 1989 where he was also 1st Team 5-5A ALL-District- Defensive Back in 1987 and 1988 also 1st Team 5A ALL-State- Defensive Backs in 1988. Than received his Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from Cisco Junior College in 1991. Mr. Hendrix than went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with and emphasis Health, Sports Administration and minor in Counseling from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO in 1995 where he was the 1993 and 1994 1st Team All-MIAA- Defensive back and 1994 2nd Team All-American NCAA II Defensive back in football. Mr. Hendrix has also played and coached professional football. Mr. Hendrix was a Defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts (NFL) 1995 and 1996, Defensive back for the Calgary Stampeders and British Columbia Lions (CFL) 1997, Defensive back/ Wide Receiver for the Oklahoma Crude (NIFL) 2001 and Defensive back/ Wide Receiver for the Texas Thunder (APFL) 2004. He than coached professionally in 2002 as Defensive Coordinator for the Oklahoma Crude (NIFL) and Defensive Backs Coach Texas Regulators in 2007(APFL).
Director of Football Operations (East) Dale Glossenger otherwise known as “Coach G” also has ties to the Triad. Coach G, has been coaching for over 15 years. He served as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Babenhausen Army Post Military Football Team (1993) while stationed in Germany, and helping lead the team to a European Military Post Championship. (1994) was named Head Coach and continued the dominance by repeating as champions. Worked and played in the GAFL (German American Football League) in Darmstadt Germany from (1994-1995). Returned home to NC and began my coaching career locally. (1996-2002) South Davidson high school, (2004-2007) MDFL Carolina Heat, (2006) NIFL Greensboro Revolution, (2007-200 CCFL Thomasville Titans, AIFA (200 Carolina Speed, and currently NSAFL and IIFA Carolina Renegades.
All Information can be found at the following websites:
The Carolina Renegades will be hosting an open Tryout on January 3rd, 2009 at Proehlific Park.