Wednesday, March 12, 2008

'Cat Tracker: Alumni News

Former Linfield Wildcats have been making moves in the coaching ranks and in the indoor football leagues this past winter/early spring. Here is your 'Cat Tracker Update:

Former Linfield Offensive Lineman Alecki Pasqua (1997) has recently been named as the offensive line coach of the Portland State Vikings. Alecki has been working hard since leaving Linfield with stops at University of Oregon, Western Washington, Western Oregon, and now has landed his highest profile gig for the Vikings. Congrats to Alecki!

Longtime Linfield Coach and former player (1974) Wes Suan has followed his friend June Jones back to the mainland and to SMU to assume the running back coach duties for the Mustangs. Coach Suan was a fixture at the 'Catdome for 19 years in various duties for the Linfield offense and was also the associate athletic director. Coach moved back home to the islands following the 1998 Linfield season and went to work for Hawaii's head man, June Jones.

A trio of former Linfield greats are in the Boise area looking to make the cut on the Boise Burn's Arena 2 roster. WR Casey Allen (2005) and DB/WR/Holder/Return man/Coach Brandon Hazenberg (2005) are looking to return for their 2nd year with the Burn while former All-Conference fixture Chris Boock (cornerback) will be trying to crack the Burn roster for the first time. Brandon will also be returning to the Linfield coaching staff this next year for his 3rd season on staff. Boock (2005) has been on staff for the West Salem High Titans, who had their best season in program history last year when WSH made it to the 6A state semi-finals.

Linfield fan favorite and conference stand-out Thomas Ford (2004) is down in Prescott, Arizona breaking in yet another new indoor franchise. A Linfield role model and former stand-out running back is looking to help lead the Arizona Adrenaline of the American Indoor Football Association in their first year of existence. Last year, Thomas was an offensive leader for the 1st year Alaska Wild of the Intense Football League. T.Ford spent his first two years with the Tri-Cities Fever (2004-2005) where played a vital role in the Fever capturing the National Indoor Football League's championship in their first year as a franchise. Then, he helped usher the Fever's move into the Arena Football League 2 the following season. Thomas will be back on staff next season for the 'Cats as running backs coach and we're thankful we have him.

Former Linfield All-American and D3 Player of the Year, Brett Elliott, is currently on the Injured Reserved for the defending Arena League champions, The San Jose Sabercats. This is Brett's first year on the Sabercats roster and is looking to break into the indoor game. In the years after Linfield, Brett signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers of the NFL where he spent two training camps competing for a roster spot, and also spent a full season in the now shut down NFL Europe where Brett played for Germany's Rhein Fire.

If you know if any other former 'Cat involved with football in a coaching or playing capacity please give me the iggy on what they are up to:

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