To further legitimize the impressive growth of the Lingerie Football League (LFL), the NFL experience is beginning to flow on over to the ladies side of the ball. Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle, Gilbert Brown, has been hired to be the head coach of the Green Bay Chill, one of the new expansion teams in the fast-growing arena-league style of seven-on-seven ladies football.
Brown follows the trail of NFL players to the LFL of former Cleveland Browns cornerback, Hanford Dixon, who along with his former Browns teammate, Bob Golic, have joined forces to lead the Cleveland Crush, another expansion team, into the mix. Dixon was known for coining the term, "Dawg Pound," that the Browns use to describe their 'rabid'fans. Dixon will be the Crush's head coach while Golic is the General Manager.
Gilbert Brown wants to coach in the NFL, but was willing to work his way up through the college ranks. When no team came calling, he took a position with an independent league team, but left after disagreements with the team's management. Now he finds himself not only in the woman's game, but has the added challenge of teaching the game as well as just coaching it, a huge difference that he will find out when the Chill play their inaugural season against more experienced teams.
The Baltimore Charm found that out last year in their expansion season but feel to a player and coach that first year was an eye-opening experience and this year will make a huge difference that everyone has already begun to see in their off season regular workouts, practices and classroom sessions.