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Dixie Wooten 

Tucson’s indoor football team has a new leader in Dixie Wooten, who was named the organization’s new head coach and general manager for the 2020 season. Wooten was twice-named the Indoor Football League Coach of the Year, and won the 2018 IFL championship.

Wooten had a 36-8 regular season record in three seasons as head coach of the Iowa Barnstormers. His team reached the playoffs all three years, winning the 2018 United Bowl championship. It was the first league championship in Barnstormers franchise history. 

The Sugar Skulls finished the 2019 regular season with a 7-7 record and were the first expansion franchise to make the playoffs in IFL history. Tucson clinched the playoff berth with a 55-50 victory over the Quad City Steamwheelers in the last game of the regular season at Tucson Arena.