Danger add Stoute, part ways with Chinn
The Nebraska Danger announce the hiring of Mark Stoute as their new head coach on Tuesday.
"Nebraska's a football hot bed, as a coach you always want to go somewhere as a coach you always want to go somewhere and coach as a football town," Stoute said. "You get that feeling in Grand Island that it's a football town."
No stranger to Indoor Football, he comes to Grand Island with a wealth of experience, including multiple stops in the IFL.
"I know from playing against (Nebraska) in the past it's very passionate here for sports and a very passionate ownership group behind the scenes that are taking care of what's necessary to have a winning organization.
"They've already built a winning organization. They've been there for several years now, and in terms of what I'm looking for they're an organization I'm looking to get involved with," Stoute said.
In an extremely bizarre situation, Stoute led the Jacksonville Sharks to an 8–0 start in 2017 before being fired for "not enough offense", according to the owner and operating manager.
Stoute is the fourth head coach to lead the Danger since the team was founded, counting Pat Pimmell's year of service as acting coach in the first season.
“Mark is a proven winner at the IFL level and beyond. Not only is he an excellent coach, but he is extremely resourceful. We are pleased to be bringing him and his experience and coaching style to the Danger,” Nebraska Danger owner Charlie Bosselman stated.
The Danger informed Hurtis Chinn, who replaced Mike Davis as the head coach in 2017, they wanted to bring in a veteran head coach and keep him on staff, a source tells NTV Sports.
Chinn declined to take a demotion, and this was a mutual decision. He is now currently exploring options with other IFL teams.