Riggs signs 3-year extension as Head Coach of the Storm

12/2/03 Storm Press Release

The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce they have come to terms on a 3-year extension with Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs. Riggs is coming off a 2003 season, his first season as head coach for the Sioux Falls Storm, where he led the Storm to a 10-5 overall record and to the National Indoor Football League playoffs. With the 3-year extension, Riggs will lead the team through the 2006 season.

Kurtiss has been a mainstay with indoor football in Sioux Falls both coaching and playing. Riggs spent the 2002 season as the offensive coordinator of a Storm offense that was in the top 5 of the NIFL in total offense. Prior to coaching, Riggs was the starting quarterback in 2001 for the Storm as well as in 2000 for the Sioux Falls Cobras of the IFL. He is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls (USF) where he earned All-American honors after leading USF to the NAIA National Championship in 1996.

"We (the Sioux Falls Storm) are extremely pleased with the leadership, hard work and the class act Kurtiss represents. Our team runs a top notch organization, and Kurtiss fits right in with the direction we are heading both winning on the field, and more importantly the professionalism off the field," said owner Kent Vucurevich. The Sioux Falls Storm will tentatively kick off their season with a preseason game at the Sioux Falls Arena on March 8, with the regular season of the NIFL starting March 20.

Currently, Riggs is a teacher and Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Roosevelt High School. He and his wife, Leisa, reside in Sioux Falls with their son Peyton, and newborn Afton.

The 3-year extension for Riggs comes prior to open tryouts for the Sioux Falls Storm team this Saturday, December 6 with registration starting at 6:45pm at the Empire Golf & Sport Dome in Sioux Falls. The cost of the tryout is $30 for pre-registration and $45 at the door. For more information on the tryout or even season ticket options for the 2004 season, please contact the front office at 605-332-4225 or visit the teams web site at www.siouxfallsstorm.com.



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