Today, the Cleveland Gladiators made a coaching move. Not a shock to many they stayed in-house, giving the official title to Ron Selesky. He replaces former Head Coach Steve Thonn. Selesky has been with the Glads for six of the last seasons and had been defensive coordinator and asisstant head coach, making him the leader of the stronger side of the ball for Cleveland on.
Thonn’s only logically reason for leaving has to be health issues. He had to leave a game right before kickoff early in the season, but Selesky was able to fill in fine fashion. Thonn will finish with a record of 66-67 as Cleveland’s head man. He also got to eighth all-time in wins during a road overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Storm.
Selesky was named the AFL’s Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014, the same season the Glads went 17-1 and an appearance in Arena Bowl XXVII. Cleveland also announced that head line coach Mike Smith would not return and that the team would announce new moves at a later date.