Richmond, VA –
The Indoor Football League’s (IFL) Board of Direc
tors has unanimously voted and approved the promotion of Michael Allshouse to League Commissioner. Allshouse becomes the third commissioner in IFL history.
No stranger to the Indoor Football League, Allshouse is entering his 5th
season as a leadership official within the IFL League Office. Joining the IFL in 2009, Allshouse previously held the positions of Director of Communications, Director of Football Operations, and Assistant Commissioner. As Commissioner, Allshouse will oversee all aspects of the IFL’s administration and day-to-day business activities.
“I am honored to be appointed Commissioner of the Indoor Football League,” stated Commissioner Allshouse
. “The IFL has the reputation of being the ‘Premier Indoor Football League in the Nation’ and I am excited and motivated to facilitate its continued growth and success.”
Joining Allshouse on the League Office staff in the newly created position of Director of Business Development is Mike McCoy. McCoy’s duties will focus on growing the business model of the IFL and heading the League’s expansion process. In addition to his role at the League Office, McCoy will continue to serve as the General Manger of the Nebraska Danger.
“I am thrilled to be joining the IFL League Office and working with Commissioner Allshouse,” stated McCoy
. “I am excited about my duties and I am looking forward to working with new markets and expanding the footprint of the IFL.”
“We are making these changes to modify the landscape of indoor football and for an aggressive approach to building a stronger IFL,” said Art Clarkson,
Chief Operation Officer of the Green Bay Blizzard and member of the IFL Executive Committee.
“The IFL is strong and healthy and now it is time to grow.” Teri Car
, Owner of the Tri-Cities Fever and member of the IFL Executive Committee, added, “With the stability that has been established in the IFL, we have determined how and where we would like to grow the league. The changes that are being made are just one more step to strengthening the IFL."
After a near two-year term as Commissioner, Robert Loving will continue to serve the IFL in the role of Chief Financial Officer. Tom Falcinelli will return for his second season as Director of Officiating. Falcinelli has 25+ years of officiating experience including the NCAA, arena, and National Football League (NFL).
“The IFL is proud to have such outstanding leadership with our recent move to make Michael Allshouse Commissioner and Mike McCoy Director of Business Development. With this move we will be able to focus on growing our league strategically,” stated Charlie Bosselman
, Owner of the Nebraska Danger and Chairman of the IFL Executive Committee. “By emphasizing both of their strengths and with the guidance of our Executive Committee, the Directors of the IFL are confident in this move and growing the League to ensure its long-term success. Robert Loving has been an integral part of our success over the years and we are happy to have his continued experience and guidance on board as we move forward with these changes.”
The IFL’s sixth season will kick off on February 21st
when the three-time defending United Bowl Champion Sioux Falls Storm host the Nebraska Danger in a rematch of last year’s United Bowl Championship Game. The IFL has extended its partnership with America ONE Sports, making all IFL games available for live viewing at www.americaonesports.com
The Indoor Football League was created in 2008 from a merger between the Intense Football League and the United Indoor Football Association. Its teams are located from Kennewick, Washington to Green Bay, Wisconsin. For more information about all things IFL, please log on to www.goifl.com
or call the league office at (804) 643-7277.