September 16, 2019
The Simulation Football League team owners have approved Harish Prasad as a new Co-Owner of the Carolina Skyhawks, the league announced today. Carolina becomes the fifth team in the league with an ownership group, joining Baltimore, Mexico City, Saint Louis and Houston.
“I am so honored to have been promoted to co-owner,” Prasad said. “I have a few people to thank for getting me to where I am. The first one is my brother (Shravan) for showing me this league and helping me find my family in Carolina. The next two are AJ Francis and Sir Chappell for signing me and helping me learn more about the league, along with Chris Colon who’s been like a brother to me and playing a major role in getting me on staff. I’d also like to thank every teammate I’ve had since I joined the league since Season 11. And last, but not least, James Cline for putting his faith in me to help him build this team in to a powerhouse. I am going to continue to give this team more than 100% effort to re-pay that effort. Go Skyhawks.”
Prasad is in his third season with Carolina as a wide receiver on the field, one touchdown away from breaking his single-season touchdowns record. He has 10 this season, second most in the league. He was promoted to Offensive Coordinator this season and helps out with league moderation. Prasad attended the most recent SFL Convention in Atlanta with Shravan. That’s when Carolina began restructuring.
“I am super excited to have Harish by my side,” Cline said. “Harish has been a huge part of the rebuilding process the past two seasons. I especially appreciate the loyalty and dedication that he has shown to me and the Carolina Skyhawks. This is well deserved.”
The process for ownership structure among member teams will change in the off-season, necessary to keep up with league growth and the growing teams and front offices necessary to run a SFL franchise. Announcements on that process will come in the months to come.
“I am proud to call Harish Prasad a team owner in the SFL,” said Commissioner Cameron Irvine. “His process proves that hard work, determination and a willingness to dedicate time to team over oneself can be a great blessing. Harish can speak from a player perspective, a coach perspective and a community perspective – a rarity amongst our team owners – and will be an outstanding addition and I look forward to him putting his stamp on league matters going forward.”