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Schmidt Named Northern Kentucky Head Coach

July 21, 2011 - Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) - Northern Kentucky Monsters News Release

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY - The Northern Kentucky indoor football organization and the Ultimate Indoor Football League are pleased to announce the new head coach for the 2012 organization, and they didn't have to look too far.

Former River Monsters offensive coordinator Brian Schmidt will take over the helm of the new UIFL team. While it will be Schmidt's first indoor head coaching position, he is unofficially 3-0 in charge. He oversaw the River Monsters while Rodney Swanigan dealt with personal family issues.

"I am extremely excited about this opportunity," said Schmidt. "This is as about as perfect a job as you can want. It's a great arena with a great fan base. Regardless if there is a name change, we still have some momentum."

He oversaw an offensive that led the league in offensive and that helped Jared Lorenzen earn the league MVP. Under his tutelage, all eight members of the NKY offense earned either first or second team UIFL honors.

Schmidt anticipates that six to eight River Monsters players to return to the 2012 team.

The franchise will play its games in the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.

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