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Osceola GM assumes new position

July 18, 2006 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Osceola Ghostriders News Release

David Czech, GM of Osceola Football, has accepted the position of National Sales Manager with Leisure Bay Industries, one of the world's leading manufacturer of hot tubs. Czech has over twenty years of experience in both sales and sales management, most recently directing a North American sales force for a leading capital equipment company. The announcement this past Friday by David Doebler, president of the football team and the spa manufacturer, came as Osceola's football season came to an abrupt end. Osceola chose to withdraw from the NIFL playoffs rather than sign a binding non-compete agreement with the league. "While we are disappointed with the somewhat sudden end to our inaugural season, we believe significant strides were made to professional indoor football in Osceola County", says Doebler. Osceola achieved an 8-6 regular season record, fourth best in the Atlantic Conference. For perspective, the previous franchise finished the 2005 campaign with a 2-12 record

"David's involvement with the football team was planned to be for our first year only" states Doebler. "He professionally built our brand new football operation into a highly respected organization and I hope he can continue these results in his new position." Osceola was able to quickly establish credibility in Central Florida by partnering with some of the area's prominent businesses. "Corporate sponsorships and ticket sales determine the overall success and longevity of a minor league sports franchise, and I believe we are well positioned for the 2007 season", says Doebler. The primary focus for the coming season will be to expand Osceola's growing fan base.

During the search for a new GM David will continue to act on the team's behalf in running its operations. Osceola will begin a search for a new GM immediately.

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