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Wooten Named Coach of the Year

07/07/2017 10:35 AM -

Wooten Named Coach of the Year
IFL Announces 2017 Team Awards

DES MOINES - Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach, Dixie Wooten, was named the Indoor Football League's 2017 Coach of the Year, the League announced today.

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach Dixie Wooten has been named the 2017 IFL Coach of the Year. In his first season with the Barnstormers, Wooten set out to change the culture in Des Moines. Wooten guided the team to a 13-3 record and their first playoff appearance since 2009. Under Wooten's coaching, the Barnstormers won an IFL season-high of 11 consecutive games and held opponents to 30 or fewer points in eight games. The Barnstormers finished the 2017 season ranking second in the league in points allowed per game with 36.3.

Coach Wooten put together a team packed with powerhouse players. Wooten's Barnstormers' racked up eight total IFL "Player of the Week" honors throughout the season with six total players being named as All-IFL selections at the end of the season. WR Brady Roland, LB Javicz Jones, and DL Ra'Shawde Myers were named as First Team selections, while QB Travis Partridge, OL D'Angelo McCray, and DB Jamie Bender were named as Second Team selections. Along with Wooten's Coach of the Year Award, QB Travis Partridge was awarded with Most Improved Player and LB Javicz Jones earned Defensive Player of the Year.

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