Shuan Fatah spearheads German flag challenge

Germany already boasts gold and bronze medals from last year’s IFAF European Flag Football Championships and has now stated an intention to compete on the world stage by appointing one of the nation’s most talented coaches as Sports Director for Flag Football.

Shuan Fatah needs no introduction within European American football. The Berlin native has won multiple titles in Germany as both a player and coach, was a national coach with NFL Europe, and achieved great success with the Swarco Raiders in Austria. Among numerous accomplishments he counts four World Bowls, six German Bowls, five Austrian Bowls, two Eurobowls, and three CEFL championships.

Last February, Shuan was named head coach of Germany’s men’s national team in tackle football, a role he will now combine with overseeing the American Football Association of Germany’s (AFVD) flag football programs.

“I’m very excited about it, especially because there’s a lot of people in place already and they’re doing a great job in Germany with flag football,” says Shuan. “We’re going to start a flag coaches education program next year which was not in existence before, so all that stuff is happening right now, and we’re getting organized with the German Olympic Committee. We’re part of it now of course.

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Michael Preston (@PRMikePreston) is currently working with IFAF in a PR capacity. He recently covered Super Bowl LVII as a member of the NFL PR team as he has done for 20+ years. He has held communications positions with NFL Europe, the North