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Sioux City Bandits

Sioux City Bandits
Founded 2000
Current season 2015
League IFL (2000)
NIFL (2001–2004)
UIF (2005–2008)
IFL (2009–2010)
APFL (2011–2012)
CPIFL (2013–2014)
CIF (2015–present)
Division South (2000)
North (2002-2005)
West (2006–2007)
East (2008)
Central (2001, 2009)
Central West (2010)
Northern (2016–present)
Team history Sioux City Attack (2000)
Sioux City Bandits (2001–present)
Based in Sioux City, Iowa
Arena Sioux City Municipal Auditorium (2000-2003)
Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena (2004-present)
Colors Red, Black, Grey, & White
                   
Head coach Erv Strohbeen
Championships 3: (APFL: 2011, 2012; CIF: 2015)
Division titles 1: (UIF: 2005)
Playoff berths 10: (2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Mascot Billy the Bandit

The Sioux City Bandits are a professional indoor football team and a charter member of the Champions Indoor Football. Based in Sioux City, Iowa, the Bandits play their home games at the Tyson Events Center.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable games 2
  • Current Roster 3
  • Season-by-season 4
  • vs Opponent 5
  • Coaches 6
    • Head coaches 6.1
  • External links 7

History

The Sioux City Bandits organization has seen seven different leagues as the Bandits having played in the original Indoor Football League (IFL) as the Sioux City Attack, the National Indoor Football League (NIFL), United Indoor Football (UIF), the new Indoor Football League (IFL), American Professional Football League (APFL), the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL), and now Champions Indoor Football (CIF). Notable team feats include the signing of former Sioux City running back Fred Jackson. Jackson was later signed by the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. Upon returning for NFL training camp, Jackson was selected to be just one of 8 on the teams practice squad. Jackson is currently listed on the Buffalo Bills 53 man roster. Jackson, out of Coe College, was the 2005 United Indoor Football's league leading rusher in which he set an Indoor Football record for most yards in a single season with more than 1,700. That year the Bandits went into the championship game facing their bitter rival Sioux Falls. Sioux City had beaten Sioux Falls three times during the regular season, but ended up losing the championship game.

Notable games

Date Information
April 1, 2000 Sioux City (then known as the Attack) played their first game in franchise history, a 40-27 loss to the Lincoln Lightning.
April 8, 2000 Sioux City earned their first win in franchise history. The final score was a 47-31 win against the Sioux Falls Cobras.
April 21, 2000 Sioux City played their first home game in franchise history. The final score resulted in a 59-27 victory over the Wichita Warlords.
August 14, 2005 This date marked Sioux City's first championship game. They played their arch rival, Sioux Falls Storm in which they lost a thrilling heartbreaker, 40-38 in front of 6,840 fans.
April 5, 2008 This date marked a regular season game for Sioux City, in which they hosted the Colorado Ice. It is notable for being the highest attendance ever recorded at a Sioux City Bandits/Attack home game, at 5,956.
May 29, 2011 Sioux City defeated the Kansas City Matadors, 112-0. This was the first time in franchise history in which they did not allow any points. It was also the first time the franchise scored over 100 points. It is still their highest score to date.
July 9, 2011 After they finished the regular season 12-0 and won in the semi-finals, Sioux City defeated the Iowa Blackhawks, to claim their first championship. The final score was 69-28, capping off a perfect 14-0 season.
July 15, 2012 Sioux City won their second championship in a row, beating the Council Bluffs Express, 56-34, to earn yet another 14-0 season.
March 22, 2013 Sioux City won their 30th straight game. The milestone occurred over a 38-26 victory in a contest against the Kansas City Renegades. The streak would end at 31 with a loss at Omaha.
June 21, 2014 Sioux City played in their fourth franchise championship game overall against the Wichita Wild in the CPIFL's Champions Bowl II. They lost 46-41.
June 20, 2015 For the forth time in five years, and fifth time overall, Sioux City played in their league's championship game. This year, it was the CIF's Champions Bowl I, as they hosted the Texas Revolution. They won 76-61, clinching their third franchise championship. All of these titles have come in a span of five years.

Current Roster

Season-by-season

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Sioux City Attack (IFL)
2000 9 5 0 3rd South Won Round 1 (Lincoln 52-38)
Lost Quarterfinals (Bismarck 30-14)
Sioux City Bandits (NIFL)
2001 4 10 0 6th Central --
2002 9 5 0 3rd North --
2003 6 8 0 3rd North --
2004 8 6 0 3rd North Lost Round 1 (Omaha 46-40)
Sioux City Bandits (UIF)
2005 13 2 0 1st North Won Quarterfinals (Ohio Valley 52-17)
Won Semi-Finals (Tennessee Valley 42-37)
Lost United Bowl I (Sioux Falls 40-38)
2006 6 9 0 3rd West Lost Quarterfinals (Rock River 37-33)
2007 3 12 0 5th West --
2008 4 10 0 3rd East Lost Quarterfinals (RiverCity 37-33)
Sioux City Bandits (IFL)
2009 5 9 0 5th Central --
2010 4 10 0 4th Central West --
Sioux City Bandits (APFL)
2011 12 0 0 1st League Won Semi-Finals (Kansas 54-20)
Won APFL Bowl IX (Iowa 69-28)
2012 12 0 0 1st League Won Semi-Finals (Mid-Missouri 61-28)
Won APFL Bowl X (Council Bluffs 56-34)
Sioux City Bandits (CPIFL)
2013 10 2 0 3rd League Lost Semi-Finals (Salina 29-28)
2014 9 3 0 2nd League Won Semi-Finals (Salina 66-37)
Lost Champions Bowl II (Wichita 46-41)
Sioux City Bandits (CIF)
2015 9 3 0 1st League Won Semi-Finals (Amarillo 83-52)
Won Champions Bowl I (Texas 76-61)
Totals (including playoffs) 133 101 0

*=Current Standing

vs Opponent

Opponent Overall Home Away Post.
Amarillo Venom (2-0) (2-0) (0-0) (1-0)
Billings Outlaws (1-8) (1-3) (0-5) (0-0)
Bismarck Blaze (1-1) (1-0) (0-1) (0-1)
Bismarck Roughriders (0-1) (0-0) (0-1) (0-0)
Black Hills Machine/Red Dogs/Rapid City Red Dogs (8-3) (6-2) (2-1) (0-0)
Bloomington Extreme/Edge (3-5) (2-2) (1-3) (0-0)
Cheyenne Warriors (2-0)* (1-0) (1-0)* (0-0)
Colorado Ice (5-5) (4-1) (1-4) (0-0)
Colorado Lightning (2-0)* (1-0) (1-0)* (0-0)
Dodge City Law (1-1) (0-0) (1-1) (0-0)
Erie Invaders (1-0) (0-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Evansville BlueCats (2-1) (1-1) (1-0) (0-0)
Fairbanks Grizzlies (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Fargo Freeze (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Fort Wayne Freedom (1-2) (1-0) (0-2) (0-0)
Green Bay Blizzard (0-1) (0-1) (0-0) (0-0)
Illiana Eagles (0-0) (0-0) (0-0) (0-0
Iowa Blackhawks/Council Bluffs Express/Lincoln Haymakers (10-0) (6-0) (4-0) (2-0)
Johnstown Jackyls (1-0) (0-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Kansas City Matadors (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Kansas City Renegades (2-0) (1-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Kansas Koyotes (7-0) (4-0) (3-0) (1-0)
La Crosse Night Train (2-2) (1-1) (1-1) (0-0)
La Crosse Spartans (1-0) (0-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Lexington Horsemen (1-2) (1-1) (0-1) (0-0)
Lincoln Lightning/Capitols (4-5) (2-2) (2-3) (1-0)
Mesquite Marshals (0-0) (0-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Mid-Missouri Outlaws (5-0) (3-0) (2-0) (1-0)
Ohio Valley Greyhounds (3-0) (3-0) (0-0) (1-0)
Oklahoma Crude (2-0) (1-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Oklahoma Defenders (4-0) (2-0) (2-0) (0-0)
Omaha Beef (12-19) (7-8) (5-11) (0-1)
Peoria Pirates/Rough Riders (5-1) (2-0) (3-1) (0-0)
Saginaw Sting (1-0) (0-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Salina Bombers (5-2) (3-2) (2-0) (1-1)
Salina Liberty (0-0) (0-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Sioux Falls Cobras/Storm (9-21)* (4-9)* (5-12) (0-1)
Show-Me Believers/RiverCity Renegades/Rage (2-5) (1-2) (1-3) (0-1)
Southern Oregon Heat (0-1) (0-0) (0-1) (0-0)
Springfield Wolfpack (4-0) (2-0) (2-0) (0-0)
Stockton Wolves (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Tennessee Valley/Rock River Raptors (2-1) (2-0) (0-1) (1-1)
Texas Revolution (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (1-0)
Topeka Knights/Kings (1-1) (1-0) (0-1) (0-0)
Tri-City Diesel (4-5) (2-3) (2-2) (0-0)
Utah Warriors (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Wichita Force (2-1) (1-0) (1-1) (0-0)
Wichita Warlords (1-1) (1-0) (0-1) (0-0)
Wichita Wild (5-5) (4-1) (1-4) (0-1)
Wyoming Cavalry (2-1) (1-0) (1-1) (0-0)
Yakima Shockwave (0-1) (0-1) (0-0) (0-0)

*= Denotes a win due to opponent forfeit

Coaches

Head coaches

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2015 season.
Name Tenure Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L Win% W L
Jim Anderson 2000 10 6 .625 1 1
Phil Karpuk 2001 0 4 .000 0 0
Carl Reinhardt 2001-2003 19 19 .500 0 0
Art Haege 2004 4 4 .500 0 0
Ervin Bryson 2004 4 3 .571 0 1
Jose Jefferson 2005-2006 21 13 .618 2 2
Richard Britt 2007 0 1 .000 0 0
Roger Jansen 2007 3 6 .333 0 0
Tom Luxford/Pat Arens 2007 0 5 .000 0 0
Jarrod DeGeorgia 2008-2009 8 21 .276 0 1
Tommie Williams 2010 4 8 .333 0 0
Jarrod DeGeorgia/Erv Strohbeen 2010 0 2 .000 0 0
Butch Faulkenberry 2011 14 0 1.000 2 0
Erv Strohbeen 2012–present 45 10 .818 5 2 CPIFL Coach of the Year (2014)
CIF Coach of the Year (2015)

External links

  • Official Site
  • All-Time stats
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