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Iowa Barnstormers Name Dave Mogensen as Head Coach

October 18, 2021 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Iowa Barnstormers News Release

DES MOINES - The Iowa Barnstormers have named Dave Mogensen as their new Head Coach, signing him to a multi-year contract, General Manager Juli Pettit announced today. Mogensen joins the organization effective immediately and will oversee all coaching duties.

Mogensen brings a multitude of coaching experience on all levels to the Iowa Barnstormers organization. Most recently Mogensen served as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel for the Albany Empire of the National Arena League (NAL) throughout the 2021 season, winning the NAL championship. Mogensen is no stranger to the IFL, having been the Offensive Coordinator for the Green Bay Blizzard during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. With the Blizzard, Mogensen contributed to player personnel and recruiting, helping to guide the team to their first playoff appearance in seven years.

Mogensen got his first introduction into the indoor game in 2008 as an Assistant Coach of the Milwaukee Bonecrushers of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) where he joined the staff mid-season to help turn things around for a struggling franchise and was promoted to Offensive Coordinator the following season. He then joined the Wisconsin Wolfpack, an expansion franchise, as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator.

Additionally, Mogensen's resume includes years of coaching high school and college football and he has directed several youth football programs operated by the Green Bay Packers.

Coach Mogensen will take over his role as Head Coach of the Iowa Barnstormers effective immediately, focusing on putting together a championship roster.

"I am honored to be selected as the next head coach of the Iowa Barnstormers," said Mogensen. "I look forward to being part of one of the most prestigious teams in indoor football history and finally being on the good side of our dedicated fan base so I can hear inside of Wells Fargo Arena. We will work tirelessly to bring great football and another championship to Iowa."

The Iowa Barnstormers are excited to have Coach Mogensen join the organization and look forward to an exciting and successful 2022 season.

"We really took our time in finding the right fit for our organization," said General Manager Juli Pettit. "We are excited to welcome Coach Mogensen to the team and eager to get started on the 2022 season."

Season Tickets for the Iowa Barnstormers 2022 season are on sale now starting as low as $96 per seat. For more information, call the Barnstormers front office at (515) 633-2255 or visit

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