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January 8th, 2009
Former Dallas Cowboys, UT player named Turfcats head coach

From the Austin Turfcats

Former Dallas Cowboy and University of Texas player Chris Duliban has been appointed Head Coach of the Austin Turfcats for its inaugural season in the Southern Indoor Football League, Vice President and General Manager Ronald Oswalt announced today.

Joining Duliban as Assistant Coach will be Kerry Cash, another former Longhorn who played with the Indianapolis Colts.

“The Turfcats will be led by two skilled and highly-respected individuals whose credentials as leaders and winners speak for themselves,” Oswalt said. “We pride ourselves at the Austin Turfcats in breaking new ground in how we’ll play as well as in creating our team leadership.” “Chris Duliban and Kerry Cash bring the kind of coaching experience and passion for Austin football that is the basis of the SIFL.”

Duliban was an all-city running back at Spring Woods High School, but was converted to an outside linebacker at Austin. After “scratching and fighting,” Duliban started his senior year and earned second-team All-Southwest Conference honors as well as the D.X. Bible Team Spirit Award in 1985.

He was drafted by Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys in 1986 in the 12th round (307th overall) and spent a year with the Buffalo Bills in 1988. His coaching career began at Hyde Park Baptist High School in 1996. He earned his first indoor coaching opportunity as the defensive coordinator of the Texas Terminators of the Indoor Professional Football League in 1999.

Duliban added, “I am excited and honored to be the Head Coach for the Turfcats inaugural season.  I love the city of Austin and the central Texas area.  As a resident of this area for over 28 years, I am glad to bring professional football to central Texas.”

Last season, Duliban served as Head Coach for the Centex Barracudas of the Intense Football League in Belton, Texas.  He also guided the team to their first playoff victory in team history versus the Alaska Wild.

Cash, a native of San Antonio, Texas, was drafted by Colts in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft.  He also played for the Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears.

For more information or get photos for media outlets or to get your 2009 Austin Turfcats season tickets, contact the Turfcats office at (866) 969-TCAT (8228) or visit us at and by electronic mail at

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