Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nebraska Danger Finalizes 2013 Coaching Staff

The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team and Head Coach Mike Davis are pleased to announce their coaching staff for the 2013 season. Hurtis Chinn and Dave Kimura return to the staff for a second season, while former Danger center James Poynter will take over a new role this year as D-Line Coach. "I am very excited about this group of coaches, who bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Danger program," comments Davis. "We are all looking forward to a successful 2013 season."
2013 Danger coaching staff:
Mike Davis, Head Coach
Hurtis Chinn, Receivers Coach
Dave Kimura, Offensive Coordinator
James Poynter, O-Line/D-Line Coach
Mike Davis was born and raised on the East Coast. 2013 will be Davis' third season at the helm with the Danger. He attended Virginia Tech where he played linebacker. After losing in the National Championship game, Davis played 6 years in the arena and indoor leagues before moving into coaching. Davis brings a wealth of knowledge and recruiting experience to the Danger, as he helped build and win an indoor championship in Virginia. Davis took over the River City Rage franchise in 2008, and led them to the championship game. In 2010, he coached the Omaha Beef to a 10-5 record after a 2-4 start.
Hurtis Chinn, a native of Miami, Florida, returns for a second season as Receivers Coach with the Danger. Prior to playing one season with the Danger during its inaugural year, Chinn was a valuable player for the River City Rage (IFL - St. Louis), including playing in the IFL title game in 2009. Chinn led the team and finished fourth in the IFL in receptions with 77, and also amassed 11 touchdowns in the regular season. Chinn has spent time in tryout camps with the Seattle Seahawks and with the Utah Blaze of the AFL. His collegiate experience includes Western New Mexico University 2003-2004 and Arizona Western in 2001-2002, where he was All-Conference. In 2004, Chinn recorded a 99-yard reception vs. Northern Arizona, a stadium record.
Dave Kimura is currently the co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks for the Hastings College Broncos football team and is now in his second season with the Danger. Originally from Mariposa, California, he graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2002 after receiving all-conference and all-American honors in football. Kimura brings previous indoor experience to the Danger, having played for Danger rival Sioux Falls Storm as well as for the Yakima Shockwave. Additional coaching experience includes DeBartolo Sports University, VIP Scouting, San Lorenzo High School Offensive Coordinator/Receivers coach, Dakota Wesleyan University Offensive Coordinator/QBs, Receivers coach, and Dakota Wesleyan University Receivers Coach.
James Poynter, a Plainview, Nebraska native, joined the Danger as a Center in 2011 after 4 years with the Omaha Beef in the same position. Prior to that he played OL at the University of Nebraska-Kearney from 2001 to 2005. After spending 2 years playing with the Danger, Poynter is excited for his new role as O-Line/D-Line Coach.

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