Former Sioux Falls Storm owner Todd Tryon has been named the new commissioner of the Indoor Football League.
He replaces Michael Allshouse, who resigned Oct. 3 to "pursue other professional opportunities," the league said.
“I’m excited for the opportunity I’ve been offered,” Tryon said. “I’ve been in this industry for 20 years, as a player, a coach and owner. Through the years, I’ve developed the experience and skill set which should translate nicely into this position. Mike has done an outstanding job of laying a solid foundation and my job will be to build on that."
After playing with just six teams in 2018, the IFL expects to play with between 14 and 16 teams in 2020.
"I’ve been very active in the expansion process of our league the past two years and will continue to play my part in the growth of the IFL," Tryon said. "The IFL is on the verge of something great and I am honored to lead the charge.”
IFL Chairwoman Kathy Treankler stated, “The IFL Board of Directors is excited to see what Todd will bring to the IFL in his new position. Although this will be a new perspective for Todd, we feel he is well suited to take us into the future. We look forward to his leadership and guidance as we grow our national presence.”
The Indoor Football League will begin its twelfth season of play in the spring of 2020.