The Spokane Shock have agreed to terms with Shock Defensive Coordinator Travis Crusenberry and Defensive Back's Coach Stanley Franks to return to Head Coach Andy Olson's Staff for the 2013 season.
Crusenberry was a member of the ArenaCup Championship Coaching Staff in
2006 under Chris Siegfried. The following season, Crusenberry left the
af2 to join the AFL's Kansas City Brigade as Offensive Line Coach and
Director of Player Personnel for two seasons. As the Director of Player
Personnel, he helped to create a roster that gave the Brigade its first
playoff berth in franchise history and its best record (10-6). 2010
marked Crusenberry's return to the AFL and to Spokane. Under Head Coach
Rob Keefe, he captured his first ArenaBowl Championship and molded one
of the top offensive lines in the AFL. In 2011, he served as the
Offensive and Defensive Line Coach before assuming the Defensive
Coordinator role for the 2012 season. By re-joining the Coaching Staff
for the 2013 season, Crusenburry will enter his fourth season with the
Crusenberry brings a wealth of experience to our Coaching Staff as a
former player, Director of Player Personnel, and Assistant Coach with
line, defense, and special team backgrounds. His ability and
understanding of on-field play as well as his experience in scouting and
recruiting athletes to Spokane is a tremendous asset to our
Organization and we are excited that he will be returning in 2013," said
Shock General Manager Ryan Rigmaiden.
Shock defensive back Stanley Franks was added to Head Coach Olson's
staff in Fall 2011. In 2010 with the CFL's BC Lions, Franks recorded 70
tackles with three interceptions. His second season with the Lions was
cut short after he suffered a season-ending leg injury. Franks burst
onto the Arena Football in 2009 and was a key role in Spokane's ArenaCup
Championship season. That season he led the team in tackles (97.5)
adding eight interceptions with 17 pass break-ups. At the University of
Idaho in 2006, Franks led the nation in interceptions per game with an
average of 0.75 and had nine interceptions in 12 games earning
first-team all-WAC recognition. While in Junior College, he earned
all-American and all-state recognition with 62 receptions for 778 yards
and eight touchdowns.
Franks is a true players Coach. His ability to relate to our players
from his own experience in NCAA D-1A, CFL, and Arena Football is a great
addition to our Staff. We're looking forward to the opportunity of
having Stanley back with us in 2013 and are eager to see him to
contribute as a Defensive and Special Teams Coach with us next season,"
said Head Coach Andy Olson.