Wichita Force
AmericanFootball current event.svg.png Current season
Established 2014
Play in Intrust Bank Arena
in Wichita, Kansas
League/conference affiliations
Champions Indoor Football (2015–present)
  • Northern Division (2016)
  • South Conference (2017–2018)
  • North Conference (2019–)
Team colorsBlack, yellow, white
General managerBrian Turner
Head coachRick Lee
Jerry Taylor
Team history
*Wichita Force (2015–present)
League championships (1)
  • CIF: 2016
  • Conference championships (0)
    Division championships (1)
  • CIF: 2016
  • Playoff appearances (3)
    *CIF: 2015, 2016, 2018
    Home arena(s)
    *Intrust Bank Arena (2015–present)

    The Wichita Force are a professional indoor football team based in Wichita, Kansas. They are members of the Champions Indoor Football league. The team was founded in 2014 as an expansion franchise.[1] The Force's home games are played at Intrust Bank Arena.


    For the inaugural 2015 season, the Force hired former Wichita Wild head coach Paco Martinez.[2] The Force opened the season with a home loss to the Salina Bombers,[3] then regrouped to win four consecutive games in a five-week span.[4][5] After that stretch, results have been mixed with road losses to the two teams that would end up playing in the Champions Bowl—Texas Revolution and Sioux City Bandits—then, a home win over the Salina Bombers, and a road win over the Dodge City Law.[6][7]

    In 2017, the Force underwent an ownership change and head coach Martinez was fired after three seasons with the team.[8] He was replaced by Morris Lolar as the head coach and Stuart Schake was named general manager for the 2018 season.[9] Brian Turner was named general manager for the 2019 season,[10] but head coach Lolar left for a position with Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and Rick Lee and Jerry Taylor were named co-coaches in March 2019.

    Season-by-season resultsEdit

    League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff berth League leader
    Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
    Finish Wins Losses Ties
    2015 2015 CIF 3rd[lower-alpha 1] 8 4 0 Lost Semifinal 27–39 (Texas)
    2016 2016 CIF Northern 1st 10 2 0 Won Divisional Championship 52–51 (Bloomington)
    Won Champions Bowl II 48–45 (Amarillo)
    2017 2017 CIF South 6th 7 5 0
    2018 2018 CIF South 4th 48 0 Lost Conference Semifinal (Duke City) 39–50
    2019 2019 CIF North 4th 210 0
    Totals 31 29 0 All-time regular season record (2015–2019)
    2 2 All-time postseason record (2015–2019)
    33 31 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2015–2019)
    1. Suellentrop, Paul (August 21, 2014). "Indoor football to return with same players, coach – but with new name, owner, league". The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, KS: The McClatchy Company). Retrieved May 10, 2015.
    2. Heck, Josh (March 2, 2015). "Wichita Force launch new era of indoor football". Wichita Business Journal (Wichita, KS: Advance Publications). Retrieved May 10, 2015.
    3. Lutz, Jeffrey (February 28, 2015). "Salina rallies past Force football team in inaugural game". The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, KS: The McClatchy Company). Retrieved May 11, 2015.
    4. "Beef come up short against Wichita". Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE: Berkshire Hathaway). April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
    5. Adame, Tpny (April 3, 2015). "Wichita Force grabs fourth straight win". The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, KS: The McClatchy Company). Retrieved May 9, 2015.
    6. Seminoff, Kirk (May 8, 2015). "Force knocks off league-leading Dodge City 52-49". The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, KS: The McClatchy Company). Retrieved May 8, 2015.
    7. Curtis, John (May 9, 2015). "Law early miscues lose to Force". Dodge City Daily Globe (Dodge City, KS: GateHouse Media). Retrieved May 11, 2015.
    8. "Paco Martinez out as head coach of the Force". KWCH. August 11, 2017.
    9. "Stuart Schake named General Manager of Force". Wichita Force. September 11, 2017.
    10. "Contact Wichita Force Football". Wichita Force Football. October 23, 2018.


    Wichita Force roster

    Running backs

    Wide receivers

    Offensive linemen

    Defensive linemen


    Defensive backs

    Special teams

    Reserve lists

    Rookies in italics
    Roster updated May 21, 2018
    25 Active, 2 Inactive

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    External linksEdit

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