Haymakers Promote Pair of Coaches
May 15, 2013 - Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) - Lincoln Haymakers News Release
Lincoln, NE- The Lincoln Haymakers would like to announce several coaching changes after the last weekend's events at the Omaha Beef Game. Following the CPIFL suspension of Coach Dave Brumagen for the season, the Haymakers have promoted two coaches from within the organization. For the remainder of the season Cory Ross will be the On-field Interim Head Coach with former Husker Josh Bullocks being promoted from Defensive Secondary Coach to Defensive Coordinator.
Director of Football Operations Justin Hayes commented on the promotions: "We are excited to have Cory and Josh step into these roles, as we are confident they will be high quality coaches that will continue to improve our organization for the future. Given the adversity and circumstances we have faced as an organization we are thrilled to have such classy individuals to lead our team."
These former Huskers bring nearly a decade of NFL experience to the Haymakers Coaching Staff as Ross played with the Baltimore Ravens and Bullocks with the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears. Coach Ross and Bullocks' NFL experience and connections, the organization will continue to allow players to develop and perfect their skills.
Bullocks established himself as one of the greatest All-American safeties for Nebraska while playing 2002 to 2004 ending his career 2nd all-time in interceptions at Nebraska (17 INT's). Earning the starting job halfway through his freshman year, Bullocks would start 28 games and most notably in the 2003 season he had 10 interceptions (School Record) and 49 tackles, making him a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.
Bullocks is a huge addition to the organization as he brings an abundance of knowledge to the Haymakers secondary after his NFL Career. While in the NFL, Bullocks was a solid defensive force for the Saints. Playing four years with the New Orleans Saints, Bullocks started 49 games, played in 62 while recording 256 tackles and six interceptions. He also played one season with the Chicago Bears.
Lincoln looks to finish the season strong with 4 games left. The club currently sits 3-5 in their first year as an organization. The Haymakers will play in Lincoln one last time this season on June 1st against their rival the Omaha Beef for the third time this season.
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