Green Bay Blizzard Head Coach Robert Fuller was dismissed today by Blizzard Chief Operating Officer Art Clarkson. Defensive Coordinator Chad Baldwin was named Head Coach for the remainder of the 2013 season.
"In the first six games our performance has not been acceptable. If we don't make a move now it would be totally unacceptable," stated COO Art Clarkson. "We can make the playoffs but it will be a challenge and Chad Baldwin has accepted that challenge."
Clarkson added, "We play six of our last eight games in our division. We don't need help from other teams, but we need to do the job. This is Green Bay and we are expected to win."
Baldwin is in his second season with the Blizzard. In his first season as defensive coordinator the Blizzard finished best in the league in yards allowed per game with 206.6 and second in points allowed per game with 41.9.
Prior to joining the Blizzard, Baldwin was Director of Coaches and Scouts for the All-American Bowl games held throughout the United States. In addition, Baldwin was inducted into the Minor League News Hall of Fame for his accomplishments with the Central Minnesota Thunderbirds semi-pro football team. He is still the youngest coach at any level to be inducted into a hall of fame.
Robert Fuller was hired last season by the Blizzard and led the team to an 11-3 record and an appearance in the United Conference Championship game. In addition, he was also the recipient of the IFL Adam Pringle award for the last two seasons which recognizes community service.
Fuller started the 2013 season 1-5 and leaves Green Bay with a regular season record of 12-8.The Green Bay Blizzard return home to play the Tri-Cities Fever on Saturday April 20. Kickoff is at 7 P.M. The game is Ahman Green Bobblehead Night where the first 1,500 youth age 14 and under will receive a free Ahman Green Bobblehead.