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Pig Brown

HEAD COACH

Pig Brown

Nebraska Danger and IFL Hall of Fame linebacker Pig Brown has served as an assistant coach the past two seasons with the Danger, but spent many seasons guiding the Danger D from inside the huddle in his linebacker position. For four straight seasons, Cornelius ‘Pig’ Brown was the heart and soul of the Danger Defense. As the vocal leader of the team, Brown led the team in tackles for three of his four seasons, compiling a career record of 319 total tackles, 15.5 sacks and 9 interceptions. He then served as Defensive Coordinator in 2017, and Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach in 2018.

Damon Ware

O-LINE COACH

Damon Ware

Damon Ware brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Nebraska Danger. In 2018, Ware served as Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator for the Cedar Rapids Titans where he led the #1 passing offense in the IFL. In 2017, Ware also held the title of Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator for the Colorado Crush. Ware was the Head Coach for the Cheyenne Warriors from 2012-2013 seasons competing in the American Professional Football League. Also in 2013, Ware was the Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator for Adams City High School. In 2011, Ware was the Head Coach of the Calanda Broncos team in Switzerland. The team finished undefeated in Switzerland winning the Swiss Bowl national championship. Ware’s team finished ranked first in both offense and defense for the season along with the #5 ranking in all of Europe.

 In 2010, Ware was the Head Coach for the Finland Oulu Northern Lights and led them to the championship game. In 2009, Ware served as the Head Coach/General Manager of the Denver Titans of the American Professional Football League. In 2008, Ware worked as the Quarterbacks Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Ware has also served as Head Coach/General Manager for the Black Hills Red Dogs from 2004-2005.

Ware coached for William Hinkley High School from 1998-2001 and returned again from 2002-2003.  During his high school tenure, Ware served as a coordinator for both offensive, defensive and special teams.  In his tenure at William Hinkley High School, Ware’s teams won 2 Conference Championships including the first undefeated conference championship in school history, coached an offensive player of the year, coached a defensive player of the year and broke the state record when his defensive secondary amassed 28 interceptions with 9 returned for touchdowns.

In 2001, Coach Ware was honored with the opportunity to coach with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) through the Minority Internship Fellowship program.  Ware worked as a wide receivers coach. Ware has also officiated football at the high school, and junior college levels of football while finishing his Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership.

Jameel Sewell

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ QB/RB/WR COACH

Jameel Sewell

Back after a year off from coaching with the Danger, IFL Hall of Famer Jameel Sewell returns to the Danger for a second season of coaching as Offensive Coordinator. A two-time IFL MVP, Jameel Seweel was one of the most dynamic offensive players in IFL history during his six year IFL career. A former starting quarterback at the University of Virginia, Jameel Sewell began his IFL career in 2011 as a member of the Green Bay Blizzard. During his time with the Blizzard, Seweel showed glimpses of his playmaking ability to come after he passed for 12 touchdowns and rushed for six in limited playing time. In 2012, Sewell joined the Nebraska Danger where he would flourish and lead the team to three consecutive United Bowl championships (2013-2015). In 2013, after leading the IFL in passing yards (2,531) and rushing yards (654), Sewell was named the IFL MVP. Sewell was again named IFL MVP in 2015 after leading the Danger to the United Bowl championship again. A dual threat QB, Sewell was twice named as a First-Team All-IFL selection and ranks third all-time in IFL history in rushing touchdowns (88), fifth in rushing yards (2,157) and sixth in passing touchdowns (151). Sewell currently works at a group home for youth as well as works at a fitness center and coaches flag football, while working diligently to open his own group home for juvenile delinquents and mentally challenged adults.

Xzavie Jackson

SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR / D-LINE COACH

Xzavie Jackson

An IFL player since the league formed, Jackson joined the River City Rage as a rookie and helped the team progress to the 2009 United Bowl. Jackson then enjoyed a two-season stint as a member of the La Crosse Spartans. In his second season in La Crosse, Jackson's elite pass rushing skills began to flourish as he finished fourth in the IFL in sacks with 12.5. In 2012, Jackson began his five-year tenure with the Cedar Rapids Titans and quickly became one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the league. An anchor member on the Titans' aggressive defense, Jackson finished the season with double-digit sacks in three of his five seasons with the Titans, culminating in leading the IFL in sacks in 2013 and 2016. Jackson's 49.5 career sacks,as a Titan, is a team record and helped Cedar Rapids advance to four consecutive United Conference championships. Jackson signed with the Danger in 2017, having accumulating 77 sacks in his IFL career through 2017, the most in the league. Jackson finished the 2018 season injured, but in 11 games, accumulated 24 tackles, an interception, 3 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries (including one for a touchdown), and even a kickoff return for 6 yards. Jackson also racked up 4.5 more sacks, adding to his league record for most career sacks with a new total of 81.5. Over his career, Jackson was named to five All-IFL lists: First Team All-IFL DL four times (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016) and a Second Team All-IFL DL twice (2012, 2018). During the games Jackson spent injured, he transitioned into a coaching role for younger players, and looks forward to his new full-time role coaching for the Danger this season.

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