Tucson Sugar Skulls

About Tucson Sugar Skulls – History, Roster, Staff, and More. 

Highlights:

  • Owned and controlled by Cathy Guy and Ali Farhang
  • Black, Gold, Red. and White are their official team colors
  • Tucson Convention Center’s Tucson Arena serves as their home stadium

About Tucson Sugar Skulls

The Tucson Sugar Skulls are a professional American football team based in Tucson, Arizona. The team plays under the Indoor Football League (IFL) and the Western conference affiliation.

The Sugar Skulls are currently controlled by Cathy Guy and Ali Farhang. They play their home games at Tucson Convention Center’s Tucson Arena and have their team colors as Black, Gold, Red and White.

Read on to know more about the Tucson Sugar Skulls.

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Tucson Sugar Skulls’ History

The Indoor Football League announced the creation of their Tucson franchise on August 23, 2018 at a press conference.

The conference was held at the Tucson Convention Center and Cathy Guy was pronounced the major owner of the team.

Mike Feder and Ali Farhang were also announced as co-owners and overseers of the team on the same day.

The first head coach of the Tucson team was Marcus Coleman and he was hired on September 12, 2018.

Weeks later, the team name was revealed as Tucson Sugar Skulls. Their uniform was also unveiled with the official team colors being Black, Gold, Red, and White.

The Sugar Skulls took part in the 2019 season games. After which, they hired Dixie Wooten as the new head coach and general manager.

The team didn’t play any games in the 2020 season, because the season was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff

  • Owners – Cathy Guy and Ali Farhang
  • CEO – Cathy Guy
  • President – Jay Gonzales
  • Head coach and general manager – Hurtis Chinn
  • Assistant general manager – Anton Zimanek
  • Director of sales – Dan Reich
  • Billy Back, a five-time football champion is slated to be the new head coach for the upcoming 2024 season.

Roster

Here is the latest roster for the Tucson Sugar Skulls 2023 team:

Quarterbacks

  • Neiko Collins
  • Drew Powell

Running backs

  • Ahmari Davis
  • Mike Jones
  • Trelon Smith

Wide receivers

  • Akilian Butler
  • Mike Carrigan
  • Allen Dailey
  • MJ Harris
  • Darrion Landry
  • Chubueze Nwanna
  • Tyrin Ralph

Offensive linemen

  • Isaac Johnson
  • Ciff Porter
  • Austin Schofield
  • Jacob Ungruhe

Defensive linemen

  • Dominion Ezinwa
  • Shaheem Haltiwanger
  • Sterling Johnson
  • Terrence Jones
  • Lamont McDougle
  • Arthur Randall
  • Boss Tagaloa

Linebackers

  • Trae’varis Ferrell
  • Caleb Tannor

Defensive backs

  • Kaytron Allen
  • John Broussard
  • Carlito Gonzalez
  • Sean Harper
  • Jonathan Haynes
  • James Jackson
  • Jalen Phelps
  • Robert Sheffield
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Tucson Sugar Skulls’ Records

The Tucson Sugar Skulls have a few outstanding records in the just concluded 2023 regular season games.

The names of players and their notable records are;

  • 1984 passing yards by Ramone Atkins
  • 906 receiving yards by Carrington Thompson
  • 1773 kicking yards by Victor Leventritt
  • 18 defense yards by Rashie Hodge
  • 345 returning yards by Benjamin Jones

2024 Football Schedule – Tucson Sugar Skulls

Here is the 2024 schedule of the Indoor Football League matches where the Tucson Sugar Skulls would be competing.

All time is in Pacific Standard Time and this schedule is subject to alteration by the League.

Opponents DateTimeVenue
1Northern Arizona WranglersMar306:05 PMPrescott Valley, AZ
2Duke City Gladiators Apr65:05 PMAlbuquerque, NM
3Bay Area Panthers Apr143:05PMTucson, AZ
4San AntonioGunslingers Apr184:30PMSan Antonio,TZ
5Northern Arizona Wranglers Apr276:05PMTucson, AZ
6Arizona RattlersMay116:05PMTucson, AZ 
7Vegas KnightHawksMay186:05PMTucson, AZ 
8Northern Arizona Wranglers May 256:05PMPrescott Valley, AZ 
9Duke City Gladiators June16:05PMTucson, AZ 
10Bay Area Panthers June86:05PMSan Jose, CA
11Frisco FightersJune 156:05PMTucson, AZ 
12San DiegoStrike ForceJune 226:05PMTucson, AZ 
13Duke City Gladiators June295:05PMAlbuquerque, NM
14Arizona Rattlers July73:05PMGlendale, AZ
15San Antonio Gunslingers July136:05PMTucson, AZ 
16Vegas Knight HawksJuly206:05PMHenderson, NV 
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Partners

Some of the partners that supports the progress of the team include; 

  • Hornitos
  • Hughes: Federal Credit Union
  • O’Reilly 
  • Creco Rentals
  • First Credit Union
  • FW Group
  • iHeart Media
  • Aloft Tucson University 
  • American Medical Response
  • Nova Home Loans
  • Scotia Group Management
  • Tucson Appliance Company
  • Tucson Surgery Center
  • BioLife Plasma Services
  • Action Imaging Group

They also have a few Training Table Partners like;

  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
  • Wings
  • By The Bucket
  • Caruso’s 
  • Kiss Smoke bbq and catering
  • Tucson Psub
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza

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