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Attack Host Marion Blue Racers Friday at Family Arena

April 23, 2015 - X-League (X-League) - St. Louis Attack News Release

St. Charles, MO - The St. Louis Attack (2-2) host the Marion Blue Racers (2-1) Friday, April 24 at 7:35 p.m. at the Family Arena.

The Attack are at the mid-season point in their eight-game X-League regular season schedule and looking to get back in the win column and avenge last Saturday's 33-29 loss at the hands of the Blue Racers at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio.

The Attack will take to the field under new leadership Friday night. On Tuesday, team owner Andrew Haines announced that Pat Pimmel would replace Chris McKinney as Head Coach. Pimmel has over 25 years' coaching experience from high school to the professional arena level.

Pimmel's pro experience includes serving as Offensive Coordinator for the Orlando Predators in the Arena Football League (AFL), Head Coach of the first year Allen Wranglers (IFL), Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach for the Nebraska Danger, Head Coach of the Omaha Beef, where he led the team to their 11th consecutive playoff appearance, Assistant Coach and Head Coach for The River City Rage. In 2009, Pimmel led the team from a losing season into Conference Champions and the United Bowl runner up.

Coach Pimmel is a St. Louis native where he attended Hazelwood East High School and the University of Missouri at Columbia. He is very involved in his community and youth football. He is married to Stephanie and they have four children Josh, Danielle, Jessica, and Patrick.

In announcing the coaching change, Attack team owner Andrew Haines said, "We felt, as an organization, that we needed to head in a different direction. We thank Coach McKinney for his work for our organization and wish him the best of luck in the future. We needed new leadership on and off the field, and we feel Pat will be a great fit for our team. He has a ton of experience in the indoor game and we're excited to have him take us through the second half of the season."

Pimmel said he is looking forward to returning to coaching in his home town. "This is a great group of guys and they have the support of a fervent and loyal fan base," Pimmel said. "I am looking forward to our final four games and making a run at the playoffs."

The Attack are members of the X-League, with ten teams for 2015. Group and individual game tickets are now on sale. For more information, call the Attack office at 636-477-6363. For the latest Attack news, visit the team's official website, stlattack.com, the Attack Facebook page, facebook.com/stlattack or on Twitter, @stlouisattack.

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