FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2017
The 2017 CIF Champion Texas Revolution have a new head coach. Carlos Cavanaugh, the team’s Offensive Coordinator last season, will take over for Victor Mann. Cavanaugh, a former player alongside current Revolution stalwarts Clinton Solomon and Darius Fudge, replaces Mann who took a Head Coach and General Manager position with the Omaha Beef.
“Texas Revolution is a brand, it comes with a good backing behind it the name alone is interesting to players,” Cavanaugh said. “Having the stability and good branding behind you – that’s a blessing. This off-season we’re going to focus hard on defense. We produced real good numbers on offense last year with a lot of those guys returning. We’re going to try to rebuild the defense, especially in the secondary. Understanding how to use that talent and utilize it in the best way possible is the biggest thing.”
Many candidates interviewed for the job but ultimately the Revolution players rallied around their former assistant – and so did the organization.
“Our next chapter on the field – and our first in Frisco – is in good hands,” said Revs CEO Tommy Benizio. “Carlos showed great leadership and restraint last season to mesh the offense and personalities together to build a Championship team. His football mind is sharp. We’re excited to have him aboard and to bring Frisco the football product it deserves.”
Cavanaugh is the former head coach of the AIF’s New Mexico Stars and the CPIFL’s Kansas Koyotes. He played for four seasons as a member of the Wichita Wild in the UIF and IFL before Wichita’s Force introduced themselves to the market, a current Southern Conference opponent of the Revs. He played his college ball at West Texas A&M.
Last season Cavanaugh allowed indoor football Hall-of-Famer quarterback Chris Dixon to come in and infuse his offense with Cavanaugh’s. The success of that relationship helped Texas to 61.5 points per game (2nd in CIF) and 277.8 yards per game (3rd in CIF) and led Dixon to his sixth ring.
“You’re dealing with the greatest quarterback of all time in indoor football,” Cavanaugh said. “You have to put your ego and pride aside and listen to what he has to say. All he does is win championships. We found common ground and went from there. It was an easy transition.”
Cavanaugh said he could still play receiver, but once he got into coaching he fell in love with it, and back in love with the game.
“Getting into coaching brought the passion back for the game, the love of the game when I was young playing Pop Warner. It’s a new challenge and something I fell in love with. I want to say thanks to Coach Mann – I have nothing but respect. Without him I wouldn’t be here. I’ve known him since I was 8 years old. I have to thank him for bringing me on board and leaving me the opportunity to become a head coach of a team that just won a championship. There’s not too many times you can inherit a team who’s just coming off of a championship run with everyone willing to come back.”
The announcement comes just days after the release of the 2018 schedule, that will see the Revs battle the NTX Savages in their Dr Pepper Arena debut on Sunday February 25. For season tickets, please visit: http://www.texasrevs.com/tickets/season-ticket/ and contact 972-422-7277 to purchase today!