American Football Database
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Austin Turfcats
Established 2008
Folded 2010
Played in Luedecke Arena
in Austin, Texas
League/conference affiliations
Southern Indoor Football League (2009)

Indoor Football League (2010)

  • Intense Conference (2010)
    • Lonestar East Division (2010)
Team colorsArmadillo gold, recycling green, natural white
CheerleadersLady Cats
Owner(s)Jack Dixon
General managerJoe Martinez
Head coachChris Duliban
Team history
*Austin Turfcats (2009–2010)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Playoff appearances (1)
Home arena(s)
*Luedecke Arena (2009–2010)

The Austin Turfcats were a professional indoor football team based in Austin, Texas. The Turfcats were a member of the Indoor Football League (IFL) during the 2010 season, after being a charter member of the Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL) during their inaugural 2009 season. The Turfcats played their home games at Luedecke Arena at the Travis County Exposition Center. This was Austin's fourth attempt at an indoor football team; the prior three were the Indoor Professional Football League's Texas Terminators (1999), the National Indoor Football League's Austin Knights/Rockers (2002–2003), and the Arena Football League (later af2's) Austin Wranglers (2004–2008) (the former two of which played in Luedecke Arena before the Turfcats).


Launch: 2009

On November 24, 2008, it was announced that the city of Austin, Texas, had been awarded an expansion franchise for the 2009 startup league, the Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL).[1] On November 25, 2008, it was announced that the team's nickname would be the Turfcats and that they would play their home games at Luedecke Arena at the Travis County Expo Center.[2] Chris Duliban was the team's head coach. He earned his first indoor coaching opportunity as the defensive coordinator of the Indoor Professional Football League's Texas Terminators. Duliban was the head coach for the CenTex Barracudas of the Intense Football League in 2008.[3] The Turfcats lost their first ever game in franchise history 29–37, to the Acadiana Mudbugs.[4] The following week the Turfcats would win their first game in franchise history, 34–32 over the Houma Conquerors.[5]

Joining the IFL: 2010

In October 2009, the Turfcats were accepted into the Indoor Football League (IFL) for the 2010 season.[6]

Notable players

Final roster

2010 Austin Turfcats season

Notable coaches

Head coaches

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Chris Duliban 2009-2010 12 15 0 .444 1 1

Front office staff

  • Joe Martinez - general manager - IFL
  • Ronald Oswalt - GM - Austin Turfcats - SIFL/IFL
  • Jack Dixon - Director of Operations - SIFL/IFL

Season-by-season results

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2009 2009 SIFL 2nd 10 3 Won SIFL Semifinal (Acadiana)
Lost President's Cup I (Louisiana)
2010 2010 IFL Intense Lonestar East 4th 2 12
Totals 12 15 All-time regular season record (2009–2010)
1 1 - All-time postseason record (2009–2010)
13 16 All-time regular season and postseason record (2009–2010)


  1. "Oswalt Named Vice-President/GM Of Austin Franchise". OurSports Central. November 24, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. "Austin's SIFL Team Unveils Team Name and Logo". OurSports Central. November 25, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  3. "Turfcats Add Longhorn and NFL Experience To Coaching Staff". OurSports Central. January 8, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  4. "Turfcats lose season opener in dirty battle with Mudbugs". OurSports Central. April 19, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  5. Chris Singleton (August 26, 2009). "Conquerors fall in home opener". Houma Today. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  6. "Turfcats Officially Accepted Into IFL". OurSports Central. October 15, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2015.

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