Bethel's Lolar named Wichita Force head coach

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Bethel head coach Morris Lolar has been named the Wichita Force head coach, the club announced on Wednesday.

Lolar spent 2009-13 in various roles with the Wichita Wild, a former IFL team. In 2013, Lolar was the head coach leading them to a 12-2 record and a league championship.

He's also coached at Independence Community College and is currently the head coach at Bethel College in Newton. This job will not change his status as the head coach at Bethel, according to Threshers athletic director Tony Hoops.

“We are glad to have Morris as our head coach. His background and knowledge of the game is proven. We have great expectations and feel confident that Morris will be successful moving forward getting ready for the season," general manager Stuart Schake said.

Lolar was a two-time first team All-American defensive back for Friends and an All-City player at Wichita South High School. He also was the final cut of the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the 1993 season. He then went on to play six years in the Canadian Football League winning a Grey Cup in 1993.

Schake says it was important for the Force to hire someone with a past in Wichita that local people could resonate with. 

Lolar replaces Paco Martinez.