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Drillers will not retain the head coaching services of Bryan Blake

January 12, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Beaumont Drillers News Release

BEAUMONT, TX - The Beaumont Drillers have announced they will not retain the services of head coach Bryan Blake for the upcoming 2005 season.

"We are going into a totally different direction," said general manager Steve Reap. "I felt the change needed to be made."

Blake led the Drillers to an 8-6 record in 2004, after taking over the team in Week 5 of the 2003 inaugural season finishing 1-7 after the team started 4-1. Under the direction of Blake, the Drillers were 9-13.

Reap stated a new head coach would be in place within the next two weeks.

Other changes Driller fans will see for the 2005 season will be the dawning of the new SILVER and BLACK color scheme, moving away from their black and gold colors worn during the previous two seasons.

The Drillers will open up the season at home on March 5 hosting the Odessa Roughnecks. Season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through the Drillers office. For more information, call (409) 212-1011 or log on to

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