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Cincinnati Commandos
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Founded 2009
League CIFL (2010-2011)
UIFL (2012-present)
Team history Cincinnati Commandos (2010-present)
Arena Cincinnati Gardens
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio
Team colors Army Green, Kelly Green, Red, Light Gray
                   
Owner Dennis Whitman
Head coach Billy Back
Championships 2 (2010 & 2011)
Dancers Commando Cuties

The Cincinnati Commandos are a professional indoor football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The team is currently a member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. They began play in 2010 as an expansion team in the Continental Indoor Football League before moving to the UIFL in 2012. the Commandos play their home games at the Cincinnati Gardens. The Commandos are the fifth arena or indoor football in Cincinnati, after the Cincinnati Rockers (Arena Football League 1992-93), Cincinnati Swarm (af2 2003), Cincinnati Marshals (National Indoor Football League 2004-2006), and Cincinnati Jungle Kats (af2 2007). The Owner of the Commandos is Dennis Whitman. The Commandos play their home games at Cincinnati Gardens.

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Franchise historyEdit

Play begins: 2010Edit

The Commandos posted a 9-1 regular season mark in the 2010 season, winning their first nine games before losing the final one at Wisconsin. After a three week break, Cincinnati defeated Miami Valley, 48-24, in the CIFL Semifinals, and then defeated the Wisconsin Wolfpack, 54-40 in the 2010 CIFL Championship Game, on June 26, to claim Cincinnati's first ever professional football championship.

2010 scheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 13 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home W, 53-26
March 26 Marion Mayhem Home W, 48-19
April 2 Fort Wayne Firehawks Away W, 55-27
April 10 Wisconsin Wolfpack Home W, 48-26
April 24 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home W, 58-50
May 1 Chicago Cardinals Away W, 62-22
May 8 Marion Mayhem Away W, 38-20
May 15 Chicago Cardinals Home W, 61-13
May 22 Fort Wayne Firehawks Home W, 49-46
May 29 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away L, 45-21
June 18 Miami Valley Silverbacks (Playoffs) Home W, 48-24
June 26 Wisconsin Wolfpack (CIFL Championship Game) Home W, 54-40

2010 StandingsEdit

2010 Continental Indoor Football Leagueview · talk · edit
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Cincinnati Commandos-y 9 1 0 .900 493 294 49.3 29.4 L1 Details
Wisconsin Wolfpack-x 8 2 0 .800 345 213 34.5 21.3 W3 Details
Fort Wayne Firehawks-x 6 4 0 .600 294 267 36.75 33.375 W2 Details
Miami Valley Silverbacks-x 4 6 0 .400 309 354 34.33 39.33 W1 Details
Marion Mayhem 3 7 0 .300 202 193 33.67 32.16 L5 Details
Chicago Cardinals 0 10 0 .000 205 525 20.5 52.5 L10 Details

y - clinched regular-season title

x - clinched playoff spot

2011Edit

Head Coach Billy Back returned for the 2011 season, Brian Wells, former head coach of the Miami Valley Silverbacks, was hired as Defensive Coordinator. For 2011 the Commandos have announced the signing of: Tyler Sheehan (QB), Derrick Crawford (Defensive Line), Maurice Lee (WR), Corey Clarke (WR), Brandon Harrison (WR), and Peter Warrick (WR)[1] Cincinnati opened up defense of its 2010 CIFL Championship with a convincing 53-7 victory over Chicago on March 5th. Cincinnati unveiled its championship banner at The Gardens that same night and gave its fans a memorable evening. Cincinnati dominated the game from start to finish jumping out to 21-0 lead and 27-7 halftime lead. Cincinnati scored just once in the third quarter before adding three more scores in the final stanza. Cincinnati was led by two quarterbacks. Starting quarterback Tyler Sheehan was 11 of 20 for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Fellow quarterback and 2010 CIFL MVP Ben Mauk was nine of 15 for 102 yards and four touchdowns. The passing was spread around to seven receivers. The top receiver was Keynes Mincy with six receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Other receivers include Brandon Boehm wo had three catches for 50 yards; George Murray had four receptions for 44 yards; and Greg Moore had two catches for 35 yards. The leading rusher was Greg Moore with 24 yards on nine carries. On March 19th, quarterback Tyler Sheehan broke a Commandos record, by throwing 8 touchdown passes against the Indianapolis Enforcers. The previous record had been 7, which Mauk achieved twice in the 2010 season.[2] On May 29th, 2011, the Commandos completed their first ever undefeated regular season, with a 50-20 win over the Marion Blue Racers, in what was a battle for first place and home field advantage throughout the CIFL Playoffs. Once again, the season ended with the Commandos standing tall as CIFL Champions, defeating the Blue Racers 44-29.

2011 scheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 5 Chicago Knights Home W, 53-7
March 12 Marion Blue Racers Away W, 50-44
March 19 Indianapolis Enforcers Home W, 82-2
April 2 Dayton Silverbacks Away W, 32-15
April 8 Port Huron Predators Home W, 47-22
April 29 Dayton Silverbacks Home W, 41-7
May 8 Chicago Knights Away W, 48-41
May 14 Port Huron Predators Away W, 2-0 (Forfeit)
May 21 Indianapolis Enforcers Home W, 81-0
May 28 Marion Blue Racers Home W, 50-20
June 3 Chicago Knights (CIFL Semifinals) Home W, 71-13
June 11 Marion Blue Racers (CIFL Championship Game) Home W, 44-29

2011 standingsEdit

2011 Continental Indoor Football Leagueview · talk · edit
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Cincinnati Commandos-y 10 0 0 1.000 484 158 53.77 17.55 W10 Details
Marion Blue Racers-x 8 2 0 .800 455 218 45.5 21.8 L1 Details
Dayton Silverbacks-x 5 5 0 .500 288 265 32 39.4 W3 Details
Chicago Knights-x 4 6 0 .400 255 295 28.33 32.77 L5 Details
Port Huron Predators 2 8 0 .200 238 226 39.6 37.6 L7 Details
Indianapolis Enforcers 1 9 0 .100 71 621 7.88 69 L3 Details

y - clinched regular-season title

x - clinched playoff spot

2012Edit

After an initial report that stated the Commandos would join the Stadius Football Association,[3] on July 11, 2011, the Commandos announced they were leaving the CIFL to join the Ultimate Indoor Football League. [4] On August 23rd, 2011, it was announced that Bill Back would return as head coach for a 3rd season with the Commandos[5]

2012 season scheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 3 Marion Blue Racers Home
March 10 Danville Dragons Away
March 17 Kentucky Monsters Away
March 24 Kentucky Monsters Home
April 7 Danville Dragons Home
April 21 Danville Dragons Away
April 28 Canton Cougars Home
May 5 Kentucky Monsters Away
May 12 Johnstown Generals Away
May 19 Marion Blue Racers Away
May 26 Erie Explosion Home
June 2 Marion Blue Racers Home
June 9 Western Pennsylvania Sting Away
June 16 Kentucky Monsters Home

2012 standingsEdit

2012 Northern West Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
Cincinnati Commandos 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0-0 --- --
Danville Dragons 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0-0 --- --
Kentucky Monsters 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0-0 --- --
Marion Blue Racers 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0-0 --- --

y - clinched regular-season title

x - clinched playoff spot

Notable PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Cincinnati Commandos Rosterview · talk · edit

Quarterbacks

Offensive backs

Receivers

Kickers

 

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

 

Defensive backs

Injured Reserve Injury icon 2.svg

Updated 2011-03-12

Rookies in italics
25 Active, 0 Inactive

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Awards and honorsEdit

The following is a list of all Commandos players who have won league awards:

Season Player Position Award
2010Dominick Goodman Wide Receiver Offensive Player of the Year
2010 James Spikes Defensive Lineman Co-Defensive Player of the Year
2010Ben Mauk Quarterback CIFL MVP
2010Ben Mauk Quarterback CIFL Championship Game MVP
2011Tyler Sheehan Quarterback Offensive Player of the Year
2011Tyler Sheehan Quarterback CIFL MVP
2011Tyler Sheehan Quarterback CIFL Championship Game MVP

Other notable former playersEdit

Head coachesEdit

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2011 Continental Indoor Football League season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Billy Back 2010-present 19 1 0 .950 4 0 Co-CIFL Coach of the Year (2010)

Season-by-season Edit

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Cincinnati Commandos (CIFL)
2010 9 1 0 1st Won Semifinals (Miami Valley)
Won Championship (Wisconsin)
2011 10 0 0 1st Won Semifinals (Chicago)
Won Championship (Marion)
Cincinnati Commandos (UIFL)
2012* -- -- -- -- --
Totals 23 1 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

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