Victor Mann to lead The Beef in 2018 as Head Coach and General Manager
The Beef have brought in Head Coach and General Manager Victor Mann to lead in 2018. A powerful force in football, Mann has built his career on perseverance and passion for his players, most recently winning the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) Championships Bowl III.
Mann is a “true players coach,” says Darius Fudge, a CIF veteran who played under Mann with the Texas Revolution Professional Indoor Football Team for the past two seasons. “He’s a winner who cares about all his guys as men first and foremost, and players respond best to that approach. I wish him well in Omaha.” The 2018 season will be Mann’s first in Omaha. He is thankful for the opportunity the Tokheim’s have given him and poised to restore the roar in Ralston Arena. “I am extremely blessed to join such a decorated franchise. The passion of our fans is unwavering and unmatched. I can’t wait to hear them roar “said Mann.
Most recently Mann served as Head Coach and Director of Football Operations for the Texas Revolution Professional Indoor Football Team in Frisco, Texas. In his inaugural season with the Revolution, he led the team to a 10-3 overall record before falling 53-57 at the hands of the Amarillo Venom in the CIF Southern Conference Championship Game in 2016. Mann returned to the Revolution last season and led them to the playoffs, bolstered by the league’s highest scoring offense, which included then six-time Indoor Football League (IFL) Champion, Chris Dixon, at quarterback, and former Auburn Tiger, Michael Dyer, at running back. It was under Mann’s leadership that Dixon returned from retirement to win a seventh professional championship while Dyer received the honor of CIF Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Mann began his career playing running back at Kansas State University from 2001-2005. While playing for the Wildcats, Mann was a team captain and All Big 12 Conference Player. In 50 collegiate games, he averaged 6.2 scrimmage yards per play. After Graduating with a BA degree in Sociology and a minor in leadership, Mann played professionally in the NFL and Arena Football League (AFL) until 2012. He began his career with the Kansas City Chiefs and later became an All Pro Caliber fullback for the AFL’s Kansas Command. As a member of the Chiefs, Mann was coached and mentored by Herm Edwards, the current NFL studio analyst for ESPN, who famously told the press in 2002 that “you play to win…when you start telling me that it doesn’t matter, then retire.”
Mann clearly played according to his mentor’s philosophy, but has also shown notable leadership off the field from the start. Mann was recognized in college not only for his physical talent, but for his humanitarianism. He was a member of the NCAA Good Works Team, an honor reserved for student athletes who go above and beyond in service to their communities. In the years since, Mann has made teaching, motivating, and advising others his life’s work. In 2013 he was the Director of Football Operations and General Manager of Kansas City Renegades Professional Indoor Football Team, formally of the CIF. That season the team finished with an 8-4 record. Despite their winning record, the Renegades disbanded at the end of that season. Mann then accepted a position with the Texas College Steers football program, a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). In addition to his role as the team’s offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, Mann served as the director of student activities where he continued to incorporate his core values of helping his players succeed in football and in life.
Coach Mann brings with him to Omaha former Revolution Assistant, Rashad Washington. During the 2016 season, Washington coached the CIF’s best secondary. They recorded 27 interceptions and scored two defensive touchdowns. Former Salina Liberty Head Coach, Mike Bonner has also joined Mann’s coaching staff as Director of Player Development. Bonner is a veteran indoor football coach who will also be coaching wide receivers. Fans should look forward to seeing a hardworking team ready to contend in 2018.