The Sioux City Bandits are excited to announce that three players have decided to return to the team and release the names of the coaching staff for the 2013 Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) season.
Tonga (LB-6'0 235 lbs) returns for what will be his 9th season with the
Bandits. Last season, Tonga had a grand total of 56 tackles, making him
2nd defensive leader for the season. Tonga, as a career high, had 9
interceptions for 112 yards. For career high fumble returns, Tonga had
5, in which he returned for a total of 37 yards. Tonga ranks 1st overall
in career tackles with 635 in his time with the Bandits from 2004 to
2008 and again from 2010 to 2012. Tonga is one of the most popular
players to play for the Bandits.
Mothershead (WR-6'0 190 lbs) returns for his 7th season with the
Bandits after having 32 catches for 416 yards with 11 touchdowns last
season. As a career high, Mothershead has a total of 175 pass receptions
for 2191 yards as a Bandit from 2007 to 2012. With that being said, he
is ranked 4th overall in all purpose yards with 2713. Mothershead also
has a career grand total of 46 pass reception touchdowns.
Colvin (WR-6'3 200 lbs) makes a return for what will mark his 3rd
season as a Bandit. In his 9 games last season, Colvin had a total of 12
tackles. He also had 6 catches for 128 yards with 2 touchdowns. Colvin
averaged 14.50 yards a catch in 22 catches for 319 yards in his career
with the Bandits. He is a graduate of Briar Cliff University.
Strohbeen returns for his 2nd year as Head Coach of the Bandits. In his
inaugural season as Head Coach last year, he was 2-0 in the playoffs,
winning the 2012 American Professional Football League title, and was
14-0 overall. For 3 years prior to becoming Head Coach, he had been an
Assistant Coach for the offensive and defensive lines. Strohbeen retired
as a Bandits player in 2009 as the leader of games played with 130.
DeGeorgia returns as Offensive Coordinator for the 2013 season. In his
time as a Bandits quarterback, DeGeorgia had 209 rushing attempts in 591
yards. DeGeorgia is also 2nd in Bandits career history in rushing
touchdowns, in which he had 48. He is also the overall leader in pass
attempts with 1389 and 752 completions for 8,615 yards and had 147
Zevenbergen returns as Defensive Coordinator for his 2nd season.
Zevenbergen is one of the Bandit career defensive leaders, having played
defensive back for 3 years. He ranks number 8 overall in total tackles
for his career, with 206.
Chapman is back as an Assistant Coach for his 2nd season. In 2012,
Keith coordinated the Special Teams for the Bandits. Keith played for
the Bandits in 2005.
Sioux City Bandits Tryout Camps are being held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at
the Long Lines Center and Sunday, Jan. 20th at the Tyson Events Center.
The camp runs from 8 am to noon each day.