The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles will conduct live interviews for first head coach in team history starting Sunday, August 14. The Screaming Eagles are operated by Project Fanchise and the team is the world's first fan-run sports team.All fans are encouraged to participate in the interviews.
The Screaming Eagles have reviewed over 50 qualified coaching candidates and have selected six finalists for fans to vote on. Each candidate is scheduled to participate in a live interview lasting approximately one hour. The live interviews will occur on Facebook via the ProjectFanchise page.
Voting will go live Monday, August 15 at 7 a.m EST. The candidate with the most number of votes will be named the head coach for the Screaming Eagles.
Fans can vote for one of the following coaches (additional candidate information is included on the voting page):
Interview Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
William McCarthy is a veteran IFL coach who embraces the fan-run model of FANchise. He has a decade of coaching experience at the college and pro levels.
Interview Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Jose Jefferson is a veteran coach with over a decade of IFL experience. He is a two-time league coach of the year and has been coordinator of explosive offensive units.
Interview Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Ameer Ismail is a young, energetic coach who has led some of the top defensive units in the IFL the past several seasons. He helped the Spokane Empire reach the United Bowl in 2016.
Interview Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Ron James is veteran indoor league coach with over 19 years of professional experience. He is the former head coach and president of the Utah Blaze and was was named the AFL Coach of the Year in 2012.
Interview Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Alvance Robinson is a former star receiver of the Utah Blaze and local fan favorite looking for opportunity to make his mark in Salt Lake City as a coach.
Interview Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Brian Schmidt has over two decades of coaching experience, including 10 years as coordinator or head coach. He embraces technology and was offensive coordinator for the Tri-Cities Fever in 2016.