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Ex-Gladiators coach Bramante takes over expansion team


Dominic Bramante, shown celebrating after the Duke City Gladiators won the CIF championship in 2018, will coach an indoor team in Arizona in 2021. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — Dominic Bramante, who guided the Duke City Gladiators to Champions Indoor Football championships in 2018 and 2019 before not being re-signed, was named coach of the expansion Prescott Valley Indoor Football League team Thursday.

“We were looking for a passionate coach who will put community first and still win a championship,” said owner Trey Medlock, who was Chief Operating Officer of Duke City before the 2020 season was aborted.

Rejoining Bramante will be ex-University of New Mexico player Landrick Brody (offensive coordinator), Jayson Pena (defensive backs coach), Matt Caward (special teams coach/chaplain) and Charles Fernandez (equipment manager).

There are 16 teams in the IFL, including the Gladiators, who joined the league after the 2019 campaign.

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