RiverCity Rage Hire Additional Coaches
St. Charles, MO - The RiverCity Rage have announced another new addition to their 2008 coaching staff. Earlier this week Eric Van Tassel was named as the team's new Head Coach and now he has hand picked three members of his coaching staff.
Ken Stills, a seven-year veteran of the NFL, was named as Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. Also, Corey Bethany and Sven Hack will both return from the Rage staff from last season. Bethany will coach receivers and special teams while Hack will be responsible for the line play.
"We couldn't be more excited about this coaching staff," said Matt Jones, Rage General Manager. "We know we are keeping two great coaches in Hack and Bethany and to add Coach Stills in a real coup. I am confident that he will bring the same prowess he displayed as an NFL player to our coaching staff and players."
A University of Wisconsin graduate, Stills was a starting defensive back for both the Green Bay Packers (1985-89) and the Minnesota Vikings (1990-91). He has 11 years of coaching experience through high school, college, and professional football. Most recently, Stills was the Defensive Backs Coach at East Stroudsburg (PA) University. He held the same position for five seasons with the two-time World Bowl Champion Frankfort Galaxy of NFL Europa.
"I'm looking forward to getting involved with the community," said Stills. "I didn't just come here to coach football. I came here to impact the community. As a coach and a role model I was sent here to help these young men become better football players and become better people for the community of St. Charles. If I can impact just one of these players and he does the same for someone in the community then that's a victory for everyone. The Rage organization and the Sprowls family are top notch. I look forward to a long and exciting relationship with both of them."
Coach Van Tassel will be available for the media during and after the Rage open tryout on Sunday, November 25th at the Family Arena in St. Charles. The tryout will begin at 10:00 am with registration starting at 8:30 am. Please contact Aaron McCreight (314) 402-2107 for further assistance.
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