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Nighthawks name Andy Haskell GM, announce player signings

12:28 AM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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The Knoxville Nighthawks have a new general manager. Here's more information from the team:

KNOXVILLE - The Knoxville Nighthawks have named professional sports veteran Andy Haskell as their new general manager.

Haskell brings over 20 years of experience to the Knoxville front office.

"It's exciting to add someone with Andy's experience to our organization," Southern Sports & Entertainment president Joe Stroud said.

"Andy is a total professional and knows the ins and outs of the business. He will work well with the Knoxville business community and surrounding areas."

Haskell's professional career includes stops with the Wichita Outlaws of the Global Basketball Association, University of Arkansas Little Rock athletic department, the Arkansas RiverBlades of the East Coast Hockey League, Arkansas Twisters and Tennessee Valley Vipers of arena football 2, the Alabama Vipers of the Arena Football League, and most recently the AFL's Georgia Force.

He has held a variety of titles during that time that range from account executive to general manager. Many of his responsibilities have been in the area of ticket and corporate sales.

Nighthawks sign trio: Head coach Cosmo DeMatteo has announced three player signings for the upcoming 2013 Professional Indoor Football League season.

Former Arkansas offensive lineman Zach Tubbs, ex-Tennessee defensive back Derrick Furlow and offensive lineman Dominique Bacon will attend training camp in mid-February.

Tubbs (6-foot-6, 335 pounds) attended training camp with the Buffalo Bills after his senior 2006 season with the Razorbacks. He most recently played for the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League.

Furlow (6-2, 195) had 21 tackles in 6 games for the Nighthawks last season, while Bacon (6-6, 292) attended camp with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.

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