November 8, 2012 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Texas Revolution
Plano, TX: The Texas Revolution announced today, that they have hired the team's first head coach, in advance of the 2013 season.
Head Coach Billy Back joins the Revolution following three championship seasons with the Cincinnati Commandos Professional Football team. Coach Back brings a career 35-3 record to Texas, including a perfect 12-0 season in 2011. During his time in Cincinnati, Back coached over two league MVP's, two Offensive Players of the Year, a co-Defensive Player of the Year and was named Co-Coach of the year for 2010.
Prior to becoming the Head Coach with the Commandos' Back spent six seasons in Indoor Football, playing in the NIFL, af2 and IFL, and in 2006 led the NIFL in All Purpose Yards while being named the league's player of the week on three separate occasions. In addition to coaching the Commandos, Back spent time coaching at three Cincinnati area High Schools. Before Indoor Football, Back was a college baseball player at Miami University of Ohio, and a professional baseball player in the Pioneer League. In January 2012, Back was inducted into the Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame for his time as a student athlete at the school.
"Since its inception, professional football in Allen has provided the community with solid coaches and players as well as winning seasons, said Revolution President Tommy Benizio. "It was important to us that we bring in someone who has won before, and knows how to build a championship squad. "
"I'm honored to be chosen as the first Head Coach for the Revolution", stated Billy Back. "From the moment the team made contact with me I knew that this was going to be a great organization to work with. I immediately started building what I believe is a championship team, and I am very excited to start working towards my fourth straight championship!"
In addition, Coach Back announced today that he hired a Defensive Coordinator for the team, Brian Wells, who served as the Assistant Head Coach in Cincinnati under Back. The team will be adding a few more local coaches to handle specific positions on the team. Under Back, the Commandos boasted the league's number one defense each season.
Cici's Pizza Open Player Tryouts to be held this weekend
As had previously been announced by the team, there will be open player tryouts brought to you by Cici's Pizza this Sunday, at the Blue Sky Indoor Soccer Facility in Allen. The cost of the tryout is $65, however any player that pre-registers by calling the team's front office by the end of the day on Friday. Everyone is eligible to tryout, regardless of past experience. All attendees will receive a custom team t-shirt and free post-tryout meal courtesy of Cici's Pizza, the Official Pizza provider of the Texas Revolution.
The Texas Revolution are proud members of the Indoor Football League. The 2013 season kicks off on Thursday, February 21, 2013 against the North Texas Crunch. Season tickets are now on sale and start as low as $99 each. All Revolution Home Games are played at the Allen Event Center. For more information on these or any other Texas Revolution stories, log onto the team's new website at www.TexasRevs.com or call the team offices at 972.422.PASS (7277).