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Arkansas Twisters Name Barto Head Coach

November 19, 2009 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Arkansas Diamonds News Release

At a press conference held at the Holiday Inn Presidential in Little Rock, Danton Barto was introduced to the media and several long time booster club members and fans as the new head coach for the Arkansas Twisters.

Danton Barto capped his second season with the Manchester Wolves in 2009 with a second consecutive trip to the arenafootball2 league playoffs. In 2008, he lead the team to its most successful campaign in franchise history, when the Wolves advanced all the way to the American Conference championship game as the seventh-seeded wild card team before falling to the eventual ArenaCup champions.

Barto joined the Wolves after serving as the head coach of the Arena Football League's Las Vegas Gladiators in 2007. Over the previous five years, he was the head coach of the af2 Memphis Xplorers and crowned his tenure there with honors as the af2 Coach of the Year and the ArenaCup Championship in 2005. During the 2004-05 season, Barto had the highest winning percentage of any coach in the af2.

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