Monday, January 7, 2013

Alaska Football League Director Accepts GM Position In Lone Star Football League

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.
Hernandez 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.
Said 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. "
Commissioner 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 and efforts."
Hernandez, 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.
Hernandez 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.

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