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Paco Martinez - Head coach

Paco Martinez - Head Coach

Paco Martinez comes to the Bucks after a successful multi-year tenure with the Wichita Wild and Force. Martinez took over as head coach of the Wichita Wild in 2014 and posted a 10-2 record on the way to a Champions Professional Indoor Football League title. The Wild changed named to the Force in 2015, and with Martinez leading the way posted a 27-12 record between 2015-2017. The Force won another champiomship in 2016, going 10-2 and beating Amarillo in the CIF championship game. Martinez served as coordinator for the Wichita franchise in 2011. He served as Bismarck Bucks offensive coordinator before being named head coach.

Clay Harrell - Offensive and Defensive Lines

Clay Harrell comes to the Bucks from the Cleveland Gladiators, for whom he coached linemen in 2017. Prior to that, he was  offensive and defensive line coach for the Orlando Predators in 2016. Harrell spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons serving in the same role for the Portland Thunder in the Arena Football League. He began his coaching career with the Spokane Shock in 2012. Prior to his coaching career, Harrell started every game at fullback for the Spokane Shock during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. As a fullback, helped Spokane win ArenaBowl XXIII in 2010.

Tanner Schweitzer - Defensive Assistant/Strength and Conditioning

Tanner Schweitzer is a health and wellness professional, life coach/speaker and personal trainer. He owns and runs a private coaching/training facility in Bismarck. Schweitzer's football coaching experience stems from the University of North Dakota where he served as a defensive assistant coach for two seasons (2006-07). UND won back-to-back conference titles in NCAA Division II. Schweitzer also served as a defensive assistant with the University of Mary for the 2003 season. He was a decorated two-sport student-athlete at the University of Mary, including an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in 2002. A defensive lineman with the Marauders, Schweitzer served as team captain and was named the team's most valuable player as a senior. Schweitzer also was a 2003-2004 NAIA wrestling All-American and a defensive lineman on the Roughroders, Bismarck's last arena football team in 2003.



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