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Spartans' Brown to Take Leave of Absence

March 31, 2011 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - La Crosse Spartans News Release

La Crosse, WI: La Crosse Spartans general manager Chris Kokalis announced today that head coach Gilbert Brown will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team and his coaching duties to tend to personal and family matters. Kokalis has named assistant coach Kyle Moore-Brown as the team's interim head coach. Defensive coordinator Mitch Madland will take over duties as assistant head coach.

"Our thoughts are with Coach Brown as he handles some off the field matters," Kokalis said. "I have the utmost confidence in Kyle that he can step in and continue us on the road to success. I believe he is one of the best coaches in this league and I'm confident in turning things over to him at this time. This organization's focus is on winning and I know that Kyle and all of our coaches share that focus."

Individual game tickets for the La Crosse Spartans second season in the IFL are now on sale. Tickets including Bud Light Party Zone tickets for all seven home games are on sale now for as little as $7 including the Spartans next home game against the Nebraska Danger on Sunday, April 3rd.

Group ticket packages and special family four-pack offers are also available by calling the Spartans ticket office at 608-782-4461. To purchase single-game tickets, stop by the La Crosse Center box office or visit Any media inquires should be directed to Chris Kokalis.

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