Abe Hernandez, the Executive Director of the Alaska Football League, has formally accepted to become the new General Manager of the New Mexico Stars of the Lone Star Football League.
has overseen the growth of the AFL, now into its sixth season, to an
amateur semi-pro league in the beginning, to a true developmental and
successful league in the present.
Hernandez, "The players in Alaska now have a pipeline to two potential
professional teams, with San Angelo, Texas and now Albuquerque. With the
opportunity to also have players play professionally in Europe, I feel
very confident in the future of the AFL, this is exactly what I wanted
to happen for our players. I also couldn't ask for better people to take
over and continue the growth of the league. "
Bob Lee, with the AFL for four years, will assume the title of
"Executive Director." Lee has been involved in nearly every capacity in
his tenure, and the change is in title only. Said Lee, "With the staff
we have right now, the transition will be as smooth as it possibly
could. We have very capable personnel who will continue their hard work
who will remain as owner of the AFL, will travel to San Antonio on
January 10 for league meetings, and will officially take over as G.M. of
the Stars on January 14. The Lone Star Football League will have five
teams in 2013, with the season starting in late March.
was with the Alaska Wild of the Indoor Football League as a Defensive
Coordinator and General Manager for four seasons, and has coached
locally in Anchorage for 20 years.