Barnstormers’ New Head Coach Had Led Chicago Rush


August 16th, 2011 by Jim Field

     DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Barnstormers say Mike Hohensee (HOH’-ehn-see) has been hired as head coach.  The Arena Football League team said in a news release Tuesday that Hohensee also will be director of football operations.  Hohensee is familiar to AFL fans: He was head coach of the Chicago Rush for almost 10 years. He also has worked for AFL franchises in five other cities.  Hohensee takes over immediately for interim head coach J.T. Smith, who had replaced John Gregory when he resigned in May.
     The Des Moines team finished the season with a 5-13 record, missing the playoffs.