The Kansas City Renegades of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) have added an experienced coach to the staff, and someone who is very familiar with indoor football. Head Coach Richard McCleskey has named Ken Matous as offensive coordinator for Kansas City's newest sports franchise.
Matous brings more than 30 years of experience as a head coach, and offensive coach to the Renegades. He most recently was the head coach of the Wichita Wild. Matous led the Wild to consecutive appearances in the United Conference title game of the Indoor Football League. In his two seasons at the helm, Matous has a 17-11 regular season record and a 4-2 record in postseason games with the Wichita IFL team that has also joined the CPIFL.
"I'm very pleased to have Coach Matous on the staff. He and I have very similar approaches to the high-powered offense we will need to build in order to be competitive in this league," said Renegades Head Coach Richard McCleskey. "We got him here to Kansas City because of his experience, his ability to recruit key talent, and his knowledge on what it takes to win consistently at this level."
Under Matous' leadership the 2010 campaign was the most successful season in franchise history as the Wild finished at 11-6. The Wild's playoff run ended in Sioux Falls with a loss to the Storm in the conference championship. In 2009 the Wild won the IFL's Central Division and fell to River City one game shy of the United Bowl Championship Game.
Matous has made numerous stops in his coaching career including Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College (1978), Wichita State (1979-82), East Carolina (1983-88), University of Cincinnati (1989), Austin Peay (1990), University of Mississippi (1991-93), Duke (1994-1998). Matous started his work with the indoor game in 2001 with the Carolina Cobras of the Arena Football League (AFL). In 2002, he went back to the college ranks when he coached at Western Carolina during the 2002 season. Ken was named head coach of the Tulsa Talons of Arena Football2 in 2004 before being moving back to the AFL.
Matous spent the 2005 season in New Orleans and served as Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, and Director of Player Personnel from 2006-2008 for the Columbus Destroyers of the AFL.
Matous is the first assistant coach to be named to the Renegades staff.
The Kansas City Renegades will kick off their inaugural season in March 2013 and will play their six home games in Kemper Arena. The exact dates of home games will be announced soon by the league. Season tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available.
For information on the Renegades: www.kcrenegades.com.
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