ALLEN, TEXAS – The Texas Revolution announced the appointment of their new Head Coach and Director of Football Operations, Victor Mann today via the team’s website.
Mann played college ball at Kansas State where he redshirted and then went on to play in 50 games for the Wildcats being voted the team’s offensive MVP in 2005. He was also named to the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works team for his community service efforts, becoming the first KState player to earn the honor.
Upon graduation, Mann injured himself during his pro day workout affecting his draft stock. Having been spoken to by the Cowboys before the draft, they opted out of selecting him. Going to camp as an undrafted free-agent with the Chiefs, Mann went through OTA’s but didn’t make the final 53 man roster. Being picked up by the AFL’s Kansas City Command, the 6’2’’ 290 pound Mann, played five seasons in the Arena League before turning to coaching.
Victor was brought in to help run football operations with the Kansas City Renegades in 2012 before taking over the team’s day-to-day operations in 2013. Since then Mann and his family have moved back to Fort Worth, where he had grown up being a top recruit at Fort Worth Country Day School. Currently, Mann is the Head Coach of the Calvary Christian Football program in north Fort Worth.
“After finally fielding a winning team last season, we were excited to bring in a coach that excels at not just football preparation, but also has a great business mind” said Revolution President Charlie Hildbold. “We are thrilled to find a coach in Coach Mann that can help us both on and off the field. We’re excited to see where he is going to take us this season.”
“I’m happy to be able to do this at home and excited to help this team get over the hump! Getting close to winning the league last year, I expect to retain vets and bring in a few missing pieces to finish the job in 2016”, said Mann.
Coach Mann will be at the Texas Revolution Dancer’s “Final Cut” this Saturday at the Sheraton McKinney Hotel to speak with fans and learn more about the team’s growing base.