ELF: Martin Hanselmann resigns as Head Coach of the Stuttgart Surge

Following this last weekend’s 34-0 loss in Poland to the Wroclaw Panthers, Martin Hanselmann resigned his position as head coach of the Stuttgart Surge

With the shutout loss, the Surge went past the one-year mark of their last victory, a 27-24 win over the Leipzig Kings on July 11th, 2021. Hanselmann finishes his tenure with the Surge with a 2-15 record, going 0-7 this season.

Hanselmann has been coaching since 1993, roaming the Stuttgart Scorpions, Franken Knights, Düsseldorf Panther, Cologne Falcons and the Würzburg Panthers. He was also German national coach from 2000 to 2006, during which time he was European champion in 2001 and won the 2005 World Games, which earned him the title of “Coach of the Year”. He is also head of the Bavarian State American Football Association.

Running backs coach and former NFL ball carrier George Streeter will take over as the Surge’s head coach in an interim role. The former Indianapolis Colt and Chicago Bear will have the support of new offensive coordinator Marvin Washington formerly of the Mannheim Bandits

Streeter and the Surge will look to finish the season strong as five games remain in the European League of Football’s second season. Current Las Vegas Raiders fullback and Stuttgart native Jakob Johnson and other Surge stakeholders hope to see some improvements out of their young team down the stretch.

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