Tucson Sugar Skulls name Dixie Wooten head coach

Updated: Sep. 18, 2019 at 1:40 PM MST
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TON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson Sugar Skulls hosted a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 18, promising a big announcement.

It lived up to the hype as the team said Dixie Wooten will replace Marcus Coleman, who led the Sugar Skulls to the playoffs last year in their inaugural season.

The Sugar Skulls went 7-7 in the regular season, but lost 50-47 to the Sioux Falls Storm in the first round of the playoffs.

Wooten resigned as the head coach of the Indoor Football League’s Iowa Barnstormers earlier this week. He took over the Barnstormers in 2017 led them to their first title in 2018.

Wooten, from Houston, has more than 17 years of coaching experience.

Coleman was named a coach at Division III power Trinity University on Tuesday.

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