Nebraska Danger fires head coach Mark Stoute
The Nebraska Danger have dismissed head coach Mark Stoute, the team said in a statement released Sunday night.
“We thank Coach Stoute for his commitment to our program and wish him the absolute best,” Nebraska Danger Owner Charlie Bosselman states. “Moving forward, we have tremendous expectations for our football program and a steadfast commitment to winning. I believe we can achieve great things within the Indoor Football League, and it is our priority to present a high-level product for our fans and our community.”
Coach Stoute told NTV he met with Bosselman Sunday morning and during their conversation, according to Stoute, the two agreed to part ways. He also said as the head coach it falls on him to ensure the team is winning games, something Nebraska has struggled to do. The Danger are currently riding a 6 game losing streak.
One source tells NTV, Stoute was originally hired to help change the Danger culture. Nebraska began the Stoute era with high hopes after winning their first three games. The fast start wouldn't last as an injury to starting quarterback Damien Fleming during the 3rd game, ended his season. Nebraska later released signal caller, Jesse Scroggins, who started 6 games in place of Fleming, to make way for new starter, Gregory Hankerson. Coach Stoute also told us, as a head coach it falls on him to get things done, and this is what happens in professional football when you don't win enough games.
Coach Stoute didn't have an opportunity to address his team in person, but he did say he sent them a text thanking them for their hard work and to go make some noise in the playoffs.
Current Danger assistant coaches Adam Shackleford and Pig Brown will take over as co-head coaches for the duration of the 2018 Danger season, in which three regular season games remain.