BALTIMORE ARE YOU READY FOR THE RETURN OF INDOOR PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL, WELL THEN PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR THE BALTIMORE BOMBERS TAKING OFF IN MARCH 2011. THE BOMBERS WILL WORK EXTREMELY HARD TO REPRESENT OUR CITY'S PREVIOUS PRO FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS THE BALTIMORE COLTS, BALTIMORE RAVENS AND LAST YEARS INDOOR CHAMPIONS THE BALTIMORE MARINERS. THE BOMBERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE FLEDGLING ICFL (INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL LEAGUE) FOR THE 2011 SEASON.
STEEPLE TO GUIDE FLEDGLING LEAGUE INTO FIRST SEASON
Indoor football main stay Matthew Steeple will guide the upstart Indoor Championship Football League into its inaugrial season .He also brings a wealth of professional playing experience, having played nine seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL). In 2007 and 2008, Steeple was the head coach of the Chesapeake Tide of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). In 2007, Coach Steeple led the Tide to the playoffs in their inaugural season. In 2006 he served as the Defensive Coordinator and Offensive Line/Defensive Line Coach for the Everett Hawks of AF2. In 2000 he served as a Player/Coach for the New Jersey Red Dogs of the AFL, after suffering a knee injury. Coach Steeple has extensive indoor football playing experience. He played nine seasons in the AFL from 1996 to 2004 for four different teams (Iowa Barnstormers, New Jersey Red Dogs, Florida Bobcats, and New York Dragons). He played a total of 96 regular season games, suited up for many playoffs games, and also played in Arena Bowl 10 with the Iowa Barnstormers. Before playing in the AFL, Steeple attended Northern High School in Baltimore, Maryland. There he was All-State in football, wrestling and lacrosse. Following graduation, he moved on to a highly successful college career at Morgan State University. There he was Freshman of the Year in 1990. He led the team in tackles, was a First Team All-Conference defensive tackle, and was also the team’s Defensive Player of the Year his junior and senior seasons. He finished his career at Morgan as a first team Black College and D1-AA All-American. Steeple signed with the Chicago Bears as a free agent in 1994 after attending the NFL combines in Indianapolis. Steeple started his coaching career in 1999 as the Offensive Line/Defensive Line and Assistant Defensive Coordinator position at the Charles H Hickey School for Boys. He coached at the school from 1999 to 2001. He went to Reginald F. Lewis High School to become their OL/DL coach and Assistant Defensive Coordinator from 2002 to 2003. He was promoted to head coach in 2004. In 2003, in addition to his high school coaching duties, he was the Defensive Coordinator for the Maryland Jaguars semi-professional team. He now lives in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland with his lovely wife Almanda Steeple and daughter Aliyah Steeple.