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Cavalry Add Defensive Coordinator

wyomingCasper, WY- Please join the Wyoming Cavalry Professional Indoor Football team in welcoming Quinn Cairo as Defensive Coordinator. Cairo will also assume the role of strength and conditioning coach. Cairo,

a Texas native, currently makes his home in Las Vegas, NV where he is personal trainer and group exercise instructor for the local YMCA.  “I am very excited about joining such a great organization,” says Cairo. “Coach

L and I will work very hard to keep the great Cavalry traditions intact and to make the great Wyoming fans proud!”

Cairo’s football playing career began at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, TX, where he earned All-District honors as a wide receiver. Cairo went on to play  college football at Cisco Junior College, earning

JUCO honorable mention All-American honors, and then on to the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of the 1997 Minnesota Vikings before playing with the Toronto Argonauts (CFL) and the Grand Rapids

Rampage (AFL). “Coach Cairo is a great addition to the Wyoming Cavalry staff,” says Head Coach Ryan Lingenfelder. “His knowledge of the game, specifically as it pertains to this league, and his leadership style

are a great fit. We share the same philosophies as to the type of talent we want to bring to Casper and as to the type of team we want to build for the betterment of the Wyoming communities.”

Cairo’s most recent coaching experience was with the Allen Wranglers, another Indoor Football League (IFL) team. He was hired for the 2011 season as the defensive coordinator. During his

tenure in Allen, he also served as special teams coach, strength and conditioning coach, and he became the interim head coach during the latter part of the 2012 season. The Cavalry played against Cairo’s Wrangler

defense  in the first round of the playoffs during the 2011 season, coming up on the short end of the 20-27 score.

Cairo also taught physical education and coached at Arbor Christian Academy in Amarillo, TX for two seasons (2010-2011). He served as the varsity WR coach, varsity DB coach, special teams coach and the

JV head coach.

In addition, Cairo was the Youth Program Leader and served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA and the Teen Pregnancy Coalition in Amarillo. He was a keynote speaker at various programs, speaking on

topics such as ‘The Importance of Abstinence’; ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’; and ‘Gang Prevention’.

Prior to joining the Allen Wranglers, Cairo spent the 2010 season as the defensive coordinator for the Amarillo Venom (IFL).

He spent the 2009 season as the defensive coordinator for the Corpus Christi Sharks (AF2).

Cairo’s coaching career began with the Amarillo Dusters (Intense Football League) in 2004; he was hired as the quality control coach.

In 2005, the Dusters joined AF2; Cairo served as WR/DB coach thru the 2007 season. In 2008, he was promoted to defensive coordinator.

“We look forward to introducing Coach Cairo to Wyoming and to our fans,” says General Manager, Mike Layton. “We know he’ll do a good job on the football field, but we are particularly excited about his

background working with, coaching and mentoring kids.”

The Cavalry are entering their 14th year of providing professional indoor football to the fans of Wyoming. They currently play in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Games are played at the Casper Events Center

on Mtn. View Regional Hospital Field. “Our ownership group and our supporters continue to be devoted to keeping this form of great, family sports entertainment in Wyoming,” says Director of Business Operations,

Argeri Layton. “We all believe the Cavalry is an important asset to Casper and Wyoming, and we look forward to the 2013 season and beyond. We are thankful for all the volunteers, the fans, the sponsors, and the

supporters who are instrumental in our success and in our ability to keep the Cavalry in Wyoming.”

Call the Cavalry office at 307.232.8170 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss season tickets, group tickets, and sponsorship opportunities. “Also, groups and individuals interested in performing or

singing the National Anthem at the Cavalry games should also call or email our office,” continued Layton.

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