April 7, 2020
The Simulation Football League is proud to announce the official transfer of Director of Player Personnel duties to Atlanta Quarterback Marcus Dunhill, who will be taking over for Andrew Rastelli, promoted to Deputy Commissioner to run the SFL’s minor league earlier this season.
Dunhill, the quarterback, will be gunning for a championship as the leader of the league’s top team in this regular season and has decided to retire at the end of the season, required by the league due to the access the job entails.
“I have been a part of the Simulation Football League for the past four seasons,” Dunhill said. “Since the day I joined, I have had the pleasure of being a part of one of the best communities on the planet. I have had so much fun being a player in this league with all of you. I have had my ups (currently on the best Swarm team in SFL history) and my downs (nearly breaking the interception record in season 12). Throughout my time in the league, this community has been a great source of entertainment, camaraderie, and support. I am thrilled to have the ability to finally give back to this community that has given so much to me over these last two years.”
With this promotion, the league is seeking an Assistant Director of Player Personnel, an Assistant to the President and a Director of Compliance for roster accuracy and to uphold the high standards of professionalism amongst league and support staff, owners and members of the league’s community. Neither position requires a league member to retire their player. Those with interest in the Assistant DPP role should contact Marcus Dunhill, with interest in the Assistant to the President should contact Jermaine Smith and those interested in the Director of Compliance should contact Cameron Irvine.
Over the years, Dunhill has shared in his harrowing struggles as a burn survivor, suffered as a child, and attended the 2019 SFL Convention with an opportunity to get to know league personnel and members more closely. Dunhill has served as a General Manager in Atlanta and on the league’s Competition Committee, which is being re-tooled for Season 15 to include player representatives for each team.
“Dunhill is an inspiration and is the exact type of individual we hope enters our community every day,” said Commissioner Cameron Irvine. “His passion and work ethic, attention to detail and relentless truth-seeking is very valuable to our community and I’m thrilled he is joining our staff in full very soon. I’ve gotten to know Marcus over the years and can say with confidence that his heart is always in the right place – he’ll be a great standard of excellence for the department moving forward.”
Dunhill’s player is 85 yards away from becoming the 15th player in SFL history to eclipse 15,000 career passing yards, with 108 career touchdowns. You can catch Dunhill’s Swarm in action in the quarterfinals of this season’s playoffs Wednesday April 15 (time TBD).
“When I saw how special this league was, I started looking for new ways to give back and help the league thrive. I spent one season as a beat writer. I spent two seasons as a broadcaster. I spent one season as GM of the Swarm and one season as member of the competition committee. I’ve loved being a player in the SFL during the last four seasons. Despite the Swarm’s recent success, I still felt like I hadn’t stepped up for the league to the best of my ability. The product you see on the field every week is why we are all here. It takes a team of hard-working people to make this whole show happen. I am ready to do my part to make sure teams and players have a great experience in the league. I’m happy and excited to work with all of you moving forward. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this great team. I look forward to helping the SFL build a bright and exciting future for seasons to come.”