Coventry Jets unveil new chairman and new head coach

American Football team Coventry Jets survived relegation from BAFA Midlands Division 1 by the skin of their teeth last season and this close shave has prompted a change in the team’s backroom staff.

Ex-Head Coach Sean Martin has been promoted to become the outfit’s new chairman with the club’s official website citing him as “one of the reasons the Jets are still going”, which included his previous work for the side.

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A familiar face is back in the fray

Speaking on his new role, Martin stated:

“I am very pleased to be back at the Jets and looking forward to helping the club achieve the goals we set ourselves two years ago”

He went on to thank former chairmen Bruce Leatherman and Romain Seeleuthner for their work.

The Jets also announced that Sam Kendall will replace Colin Branagh as Head Coach. The new boss  has had experience with the Great Britain team as well as the Jets’ under-21’s.

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Sam Kendall steps up to take the hot seat

Kendall makes a step up from his role from last season, when he was the club’s Defensive Coach.

The new Jets boss said:

“I am very honoured to be appointed as Head Coach. Especially with a club that has a lot of great history and a great future in front of us. I look forward to building the brand of Coventry Jets over the coming seasons.”

The American Football outfit thanks Branagh for his short tenure at the Jets.

The team found out that they will face the Leicester Falcons, Sandwell Steelers, Nottingham Caesars, in addition to new boys Doncaster Mustangs and Shropshire Revolution in this years BAFA Midlands Division 1.

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