SFL Staff

Andy Hamilton

Play-by-Play

Andy Hamilton has been part of the SFL since Season 7, getting his start as Defensive Coordinator for the Carolina Skyhawks. After three seasons as a coach, Hamilton stepped up to join the broadcast team as one of the first play-by-play commentators to join Commissioner Cameron Irvine on the microphone. Hamilton also founded and worked with the SFL to develop the stats team, which works in conjunction with the broadcast team. Hamilton is the current Director of Social Media and has called games as an analyst as well.

Outside of the SFL, Hamilton works as a Social Media Correspondent at the University of Florida and is an NFL Live content correspondent in Jacksonville.

Brett Morgan

Play-by-Play

Brett Morgan has been a part of the SFL since Season 15 as a play-by-play commentator. Being an avid football fan his entire life, joining the SFL to commentate was an opportunity for him to fulfill a childhood dream of commentating over football.

Outside of the SFL Brett is a full-time professional Esports commentator, primarily for Rocket League where he has been featured on ESPN, DreamHack, and more.

Cade Stephens

Analyst

Cade Stephens first made an appearance in the SFL as a wide receiver in Season 9 for the upstart Vancouver Legion but joined the broadcast booth providing color analysis in Season 14, sharing the booth with play-by-play aficionado and best friend, Eric Vinson. As a wide receiver, Cade is playing opposite legend Stephen Hacker in Fort Worth for the Toros.

Outside of the SFL, Cade resides in Orlando, FL with his wife and son and works a day job as a Senior Field Technology Analyst at Universal Orlando Resort.

Colin Northrup

Play-by-Play

Colin has been broadcasting SFL games since Season 9, but his history in the league dates back to Season 5 when he started coaching for the San Francisco Bulldogs. We usually hear Colin calling play-by-play with his father and loyal sidekick, Rick, providing color commentary.

The popular duo is known for the enthusiasm and humor they bring to the games. Colin expanded his involvement in the league in Season 8 as a player for what is now the Mexico City Aztecs. He went on to establish the St. Louis Gladiators franchise for which he still plays and is co-owner.

Prior to his involvement with the SFL, Colin broadcasted high school football games on internet radio for his high school alma mater. He also did public address for the school's baseball and women's basketball teams.

Outside of the league, Colin is pursuing a communication degree from Eastern Michigan University, enjoys spending time with his family and hanging with his service dog, Denver.

Eric Vinson

Play-by-Play

Eric Vinson has been part of the SFL since Season 7, joining the Houston Hyenas as a tight end. Midway through Season 8, Vinson joined league commissioner Cameron Irvine and Vancouver Legion owner Andy Hamilton as the third broadcaster in the league. The Week 7 clash between the Queen City Corsairs and the Oklahoma City Renegades was his first game on the call, realizing a childhood dream in becoming a play-by-play commentator.

Vinson has continued to have an active player in the league, making stops in Atlanta, Dallas/Seattle, and now in Fort Worth. He has also been on the call as a color commentator, a panelist for several league broadcasts, as well as the host for Round 2 of the Season 16 SFL Rookie Draft.

Outside of the league, Vinson works in the management program for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and has earned his Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University majoring in Sport Management.

Gerald Guidicessi

Analyst

Guidicessi joined the SFL in Season 14 with the Chicago Wildcats and joined the broadcast team later in the season. His first game as an analyst, he was paired with the late Rich Pratchard.

Being a sports fan all my life, the SFL allows him to live his dream of broadcasting. Guidcessi's love of sports knows no bounds. He bowled professionally, competed for a National title in team pool, tried his hand at Aussie Rules Football in the USAFL with the Philadelphia Hawks and officiated and timed the Men's Gold Medal Match at the US Arena Curling Championships.

Along with broadcasting and being on some SFL panel shows, Gerald also interviews darts players and co-hosts a darting podcast for the Soft Tip Central network of channels (UK and USA).

Guidicessi is married to his beautiful wife Jessica (20 years in 2020). No kids (except for him).

Jack Brown

Play-by-Play

Jack Brown first joined the SFL midway through Season 9 as a linebacker for the Mexico City Aztecs, winning a championship in his rookie year. He is currently entering his 8th season as an SFL player, splitting his time evenly between the Aztecs and the Charleston Predators. He has contributed to league content for a while, hosting the SFL Podcast from 2017-2019 and currently works for the beat team. He is also making his SFL broadcast debut in S16 after a standout performance on the microphone as an SFLm commentator.

Outside of the SFL, Jack is currently studying at Central Michigan University pursuing a degree in Broadcast/Cinematic Arts. Hailing from Metro Detroit, he’s been a fan of sports of all kinds throughout his life and has had previous commentary experience, calling sports for WBFH from 2017 through 2020 and winning two MAB Student Awards for his commentary. He has also fostered connections in the indoor football world with the likes of the AAL’s West Michigan Ironmen and the Mass Effect.

Jeff Melinyshyn

Play-by-Play

Melinyshyn joined the SFL for the Season 11 draft and was selected by the London Knights 6th overall as a SS. After just one season he would be named General Manager for the London Knights and served in that role for two seasons. He was a part of the stats and beat teams before moving into broadcasting.

He moved on to the Florida Storm in Season 14 before joining his former teammate and new owner Gerald Smith as GM for the Louisiana Revolution. He was named Vice President of Football operations heading into Season 16. Jeff was accepted as a broadcaster in season 14. Major broadcasts include St.Louis’s walk off kick return touchdown that year, a SFLm semifinal game and the SFL Wild Card game between Florida and Lone Star.

Outside the SFL Jeff is a Project Manager on the Structure side of a restoration company.

Michael Truilo

Play-by-Play

Michael Truilo joined the SFL in Season 9 with the sole purpose of joining the broadcast team and being a play-by-play commentator. As a lifelong performer, actor and musician who also has a passion for sports, being in the booth was a perfect fit and Michael quickly found a home in the SFL’s commentary team.

He has been featured on SFL games, podcasts, draft shows and more for the last four years, and finally joined a team for the first time in Season 15 when he was drafted by the Carolina Skyhawks.

Outside the SFL, Michael is working towards becoming a full-time sports broadcaster, calling high school football, basketball, and baseball games in his native Florida, as well as reporting on arena football, arena soccer, and basketball. He is also an opera singer and audio recording engineer (when he finds the time).

Mike Daggs

Play-by-Play

Mike Daggs is the Director of Broadcasting for the Simulation Football League. He first joined the league in 2018 back in Season 10 in multiple roles - a player as a Tight End for the Queen City Corsairs, writer handling the weekly Power Rankings, and a broadcaster. In season 11 he was promoted to Director of Broadcasting, and his player joined his life long best friend and broadcast partner, Matt Willson, in Mexico City where he has played ever since for the Aztecs. Mike is a parent of three boys - two of whom also have players in Mexico City (Jeffrey and Nicholas Daggs).

Ryan Yoseph

Analyst

Ryan Yoseph is an entertainment broadcaster located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He joined the SFL as a Strong Safety for the Chicago Wildcats in Season 14. Eventually he transitioned over to the Los Angeles Lycans to support their secondary. Ryan is a box menace and looks great in bright colors.

Yoseph made his broadcasting debut for the Simulation Football League in Season 2 of the Minors, eventually co-broadcasting alongside Tyler Falk in the SFLm Championship Game. Yoseph believes that the stories we share are a tool to making tomorrow better than today. Even the Simulation Football League can make an impact on that goal. It is through our conversations, jokes, and common stories that make that possible. Come for the laughs, stay for the Unity.

Beyond SFL festivities Ryan Yoseph (@RyanHeyYoseph) is a Father, Husband, Educator and Union Activist in Minnesota. Prior to having children Ryan enjoyed forms of collaborative competitive gaming, whether it is video or tabletop gaming such as DCDB and Heroclix. He still enjoys these but raising three awesome children takes full time focuses elsewhere.

Stephen Hacker

Play-by-Play

Hacker joined the SFL in Season 10, the broadcast booth in Season 12 and was promoted to Director of Gameday Operations in Season 14.

Away from the broadcast booth, he is the Co-Owner of the Fort Worth Toros and plays wide receiver for the team. He also serves as the League's Director of Gameday Operations, ensuring games are staffed and technical issues are resolved.

Outside the SFL, Stephen is a project manager for an electrical contractor.

Tim Hackett

Play-by-Play

Tim Hackett has been a writer, TV producer, reporter, editor, and many other things, but being a play-by-play broadcaster has always been his ultimate dream. That's why he was grateful to be introduced and welcomed into the SFL just ahead of the start of the inaugural SFL minor league season, where he and Mike Improta called more than 20 games in the SFL and SFLm over the course of 2020, a stint that included the honor of being "on site" for an SFL playoff game and the first-ever SFLm championship game.

Hackett has been fortunate enough to call games since he was in high school, and he served a term as Sports Director at his university's campus radio station WNUR, where he managed a team of broadcasters and covered games for about a dozen different college sports.

Currently, Tim serves as the Sports Information Director at Avila University, a small NAIA school in south Kansas City, where he handles all athletic communications and manages gameday operations - and tries to squeeze in some play-by-play whenever he can. He's grateful to Mike and everyone in the SFL for the opportunity, and for the select few in his life who have always supported him no matter what.

T-Roy Gaines

Play-by-Play

T-Roy Gaines is a running back for the Baltimore Vultures since the Summer Season of 2018 (Season 11). He would become the Vice President of the Vultures in Season 13. Gaines and the Vultures won their 1st SFL Championship in Season 15.

He has been a part of the broadcast team since Season 11. Gaines began his career as a color commentator. He would become a Play By Play commentator for the SFL in Season 13.

Gaines's time as a commentator in the SFL would lead to an opportunity outside the league. He would become the Public Address Announcer for Roger Bacon High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) football games in 2019.

Tyler Falk

Play-by-Play

Tyler Falk made his SFL debut as a broadcaster in Season 16. He joined the league midway though Season 15 of the SFL and right before the start of Season 2 of the SFLm. He was grateful to be added to the SFLm broadcasting team and would go on to call over a dozen minor league games, including the second ever SLFm Championship.

Beyond his broadcasting duties, Tyler has added a player to the league in the form of Mike Ryan who is a tribute player to a family friend of his who served with his dad in the US Air Force.

Outside of the SFL, Tyler is stationed in San Antonio with the US Air Force and is an avid golfer, a table top and card game enthusiast, and runs table top RPG campaigns.

Wade Phillips

Analyst

Wade Phillips has been a part of the SFL since Season 14 as a color commentator.

Outside of the SFL, Wade is an aspiring voice artist and a born entertainer. He is married to the love of his life and has a wonderful daughter and two ornery cats. He lives in the Oklahoma City area and hopes to someday soon become a professional in the voice-over realm.

Cameron Irvine

Commissioner & Executive Producer

rvine founded the SFL in 2013 as the league's first broadcaster. He has called over 500 SFL games in that time period and produces all SFL games for linear television and digital streaming.

Featured in the documentary 'A New Frontier' and in local and national press including Forbes, Irvine has produced nearly 1,400 games and over 3,000 hours of original content from Rookie Drafts, Schedule Release Shows and more.

A graduate from Texas State in 2013 with a degree in Journalism, Irvine has served as the Sports Editor of the University Star and New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, contributing to the San Antonio Express-News and Dallas Morning News High School Sports coverage. He was the Director of Communications for the Texas Revolution where he was responsible for video and LED ribbon graphics, social media, corporate partners, player transactions and media relations. He served as the public address announcer for the Champions Bowl III in 2017 in front of 5,251 fans. Irvine joined Texas Wesleyan University as Assistant Director of Sports Information in 2018, writing game recaps, producing live streams and calling basketball, volleyball and football contests.

Irvine is 29 and now lives in Arkansas, operating the SFL.

Mike Daggs

Director of Broadcasting

Mike Daggs is the Director of Broadcasting for the Simulation Football League. He first joined the league in Season 10 in multiple roles - a Tight End for the Queen City Corsairs, beat writer handling the Power Rankings, and a broadcaster. In season 11 he was promoted to Director of Broadcasting, and his user player joined his life long best friend and broadcast partner, Matt Willson, in Mexico City where he has played ever since.

Mike and his wife of 18 years, Kelly, are parents of three boys - two of whom also play alongside him in Mexico City (Jeffrey and Nicholas Daggs).

Rachelle Colston

Assistant Director of Player Personnel

Rachelle Colston joined the league right after the draft in Season 13 and was signed by the Carolina Skyhawks as their free safety in Week 3. She joined Carolina’s front office as their Assistant General Manager in her inaugural season and was promoted to GM and Director of Communications for Seasons 14 and 15.

Colston joined league support staff in Season 15 as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel where she would assist with weekly player progression and the updating of player attributes to the SFL website. Rachelle will start off Season 16 as the Co-Owner of the Los Angeles Lycans franchise and will be the only female owner currently in the league. You can also find her doing live stats every week for SFL games along with writing articles for the beat team.

Colston played four sports in high school and Division I softball. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and works for an international engineering firm as a project chemist. She is married to the Lycan’s TE Jack Flash and has 6 fur babies (3 cats and 3 dogs).

Tom Ramen

Director of Roster Management

In high school Tom Ramen was a five sport athlete where he played Varsity Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field, and Baseball. His awards included All-State, All-Area, All-League and Lions All-Star.

Tom currently works as an Information Technology Supervisor for a Government special entity that generates and distributes electricity and provides flood control safety to the surrounding community. Tom is married and has four beautiful children, two of which are involved in the SFL. Tom's farmland has 35 chickens, 2 ducks, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 5 fish, and 1 squirrel.

Andy Hamilton

Vancouver Team Owner

Andy Hamilton has been part of the SFL since Season 7, getting his start as Defensive Coordinator for the Carolina Skyhawks. After three seasons as a coach, Hamilton stepped up to join the broadcast team as one of the first play-by-play commentators to join Commissioner Cameron Irvine on the microphone. Hamilton also founded and worked with the SFL to develop the stats team, which works in conjunction with the broadcast team. Hamilton is the current Director of Social Media and has called games as an analyst as well.

Outside of the SFL, Hamilton works as a Social Media Correspondent at the University of Florida and is an NFL Live content correspondent in Jacksonville.

Colin Northrup

St. Louis Team Co-Owner

Colin has been broadcasting SFL games since Season 9, but his history in the league dates back to Season 5 when he started coaching for the San Francisco Bulldogs. We usually hear Colin calling play-by-play with his father and loyal sidekick, Rick, providing color commentary.

The popular duo is known for the enthusiasm and humor they bring to the games. Colin expanded his involvement in the league in Season 8 as a player for what is now the Mexico City Aztecs. He went on to establish the St. Louis Gladiators franchise for which he still plays and is co-owner.

Prior to his involvement with the SFL, Colin broadcasted high school football games on internet radio for his high school alma mater. He also did public address for the school's baseball and women's basketball teams.

Outside of the league, Colin is pursuing a communication degree from Eastern Michigan University, enjoys spending time with his family and hanging with his service dog, Denver.

Demond Simien

Houston Team Owner

Demond Simien became a player (WR) for the Baltimore Crabs in Season 5, during the season he finished first on the team in TD’s (7) and receiving yards (852). Simien was voted into the SFL as an expansion owner of the Houston Hyenas in Season 6.

During the Hyenas inaugural season, the team finished with a 9-6 record after starting the season 4-1 and made it to the SFL Championship game becoming only the third expansion team to make it to the big dance. During the Hyenas inaugural season in the SFL, Demond served as the team Owner, GM, Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Defensive Coordinator.

The Hyenas have a winning tradition in Houston, making the playoffs eight out of the 10 seasons of the team's existence. The Hyenas have visited the SFL Championship game (S6) once and have been to the SFL Semi-Finals twice in back-to-back seasons of S10 & S11.

Simien has a list of coaches and owners who have come from his coaching tree, starting with Greg Morris who served as the team Defensive Coordinator and Co-Owner for seasons 7 & 8. Greg went on to become the owner of the San Antonio Vaqueros in Season 9. Dion Hawkins who served as Co-Offensive Coordinator for half the season in Season 8 and went on to become the OC for the Chicago Wildcats and ultimately the owner of the Tulsa Desperados in Season 10.

Aaron Arrington also came from the Simien coaching tree. Aaron served as the OC for Houston in Season 9 and owned the New Orleans Pharaohs from Seasons 11-14. Eddie Gauge served as the Defensive Coordinator for Houston from Seasons 10-13. Eddie and his defensive mind helped the Hyenas reach the playoffs every season he was there with a top five defense. Eddie also served in the Hyenas Front Office as Co-Owner and became the owner of the Arizona Scorpions in Season 14.

Simien is also one of many talented broadcasters of SFL competition who - with his unique style - grasps the attention of his audience on every play.

Outside of the SFL Simien is the husband of eight years to Barrie Simien and a father of three. Simien works in Health Insurance as a Project Development Manager. He holds two degrees from Belhaven University.

Eddie Gauge

Arizona Team Owner

Gauge is the owner, head coach and Hall-of-Fame strong safety of the Arizona Scorpions. He was introduced into the SFL in Season 3 as a Baltimore Crab, playing with the team through Season 9 at safety. Gauge served as their Defensive Coordinator the last few games of that season, before being invited to join the Houston Hyenas Season 10 as their SS and DC through Season 13. He was brought on as co-owner in Season 12 and purchased Oklahoma City, relocating the team to Phoenix, Arizona in Season 14. He's also on the broadcast team as an analyst.

Eddie was an Army combat veteran as a 13 Bravo (M109 tank driver). He served in Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and also spent two years in Baumholder, Germany and two years in Fort Bragg, NC.

Gauge has an associates degree in Electronic Engineering, a Bachelor's degree in Cyber Security and three Microsoft certifications. Inducted into the NVTHS (National Vocational Technical Honor Society), graduating with honors.

He started playing football at age eight thru high school and had a stint semi-pro as well. Gauge boxed 18 fights as an amateur, finishing 17-1. His nickname: 'the mechanic', known for his left hook to the body.

Gauge sees himself as a players coach and tries to get along with everyone.
'I love all my dawgs!'

Frank Goodin

Jacksonville Team Owner

Frank Goodin has been a member of the SFL since Season 5, joining as the Owner of the Tallahassee Pride - the original name of the Jacksonville Kings franchise.

On the field, he has maintained a winning culture with highlights that include 10 playoff appearances, an undefeated regular season and two championship game appearances. Off the field, Goodin contributed to SFL growth and progress, highlighted by production work and the creation of the SFL's first documentary which covers an early stage of the SFL.

Goodin enters Season 16 with his loyal core of players at the team attempts to push through to a championship win.

Away from the SFL, Goodin is a devoted father of two daughters, 8 and 11, an Emmy Award winning independent film-maker and a video production professor at the University of North Florida.

Jacob Bouvette

Portland Team Owner

Jacob Bouvette is the owner of the Portland Fleet. 42 years old, Bouvette has been part of the SFL since season 14, stumbling across the league by accident and hasn't looked back since.

Bouvette most enjoys working alongside some amazing and talented people on the Fleet staff as the team plans playbooks and strategy each week.

Bouvette lives in Spokane Valley, WA which is not too far from Portland. When not working on or watching SFL football, Jacob's hobbies are fishing, boating, camping and anything in the outdoors with my family. He's a diehard football, hockey and single-A baseball fan, too.

James Cline

Carolina Team Owner

Cline has been in the Simulation Football League since Season 6, when he was awarded a franchise back in 2015 - the Honolulu Legends, which would no longer continue under current ownership. That season, the Carolina Skyhawks were born.

One of the veteran owners, Cline has a style of management that allows staff members to be as creative as they wish. He takes great pride in knowing that he has played a part in providing the tools to others to become better coaches, general managers, and owners.

Through the years, Cline brought on front office staff and coaches who would eventually own teams: Andy Hamilton (now Vancouver team owner), Rachelle Colston (now Los Angeles team Co-Owner) and Shann Varner (former team owner) along with past and present coordinators and General Managers including Sir Chappell, AJ Francis and current staffers Heath McDaniel Jr., Sir Chappell and Christopher Colon that have helped shape the franchise. Harish Prasad is a minority owner in Carolina and also is part of the current staff.

Cline's football memories started as a little boty, idolizing Roger Staubach and the Dallas Cowboys, watching the Dooms Day Defense, Roger the Dodger, Tony Dorsett, and other Cowboy greats throughout the years. He picked up playing the sport in seventh grade.

James lives with his wife Angel and four children, three sons and adopted daughter Araina, who suffers from quadriplegic cerebral palsy. This inspired a former police officer, meter reader and criminal justice graduate to become a high school special education teacher and to lead and coach the high school's boys soccer program.

'God has given me many opportunities. I fully believe that it is the Lords work and the support of my family, that I am where I am today.'

Mark Chisholm

Atlanta Team Owner

Chisholm is the owner of the Atlanta Swarm. He also plays outside linebacker for the team under the name Aquantis Shyne.

Chisholm discovered the SFL on YouTube in Season 5 and was instantly hooked. After joining and getting drafted in Season 6 to the Queen City Corsairs as the No. 8 overall pick, Chisholm won a championship as a rookie.

After the rush of winning a title so early as a player, Mark got more involved by becoming a Defensive Coordinator with the D.C. Dragons. In one season, I went from Def. Coordinator to Head Coach and learned a great deal from the team owner at the time, Jermaine Smith, who has returned to ownership of the Dragons today.

In Season 8, the league expanded and Chisholm was awarded his own franchise. Eight seasons later, Chisholm is still having a blast meeting new people and bringing them along, showing them what it takes to be successful. The Swarm won their first championship in Season 14. #LeadershipMatters.

Rachelle Colston

Los Angeles Team Co-Owner

Rachelle Colston joined the league right after the draft in Season 13 and was signed by the Carolina Skyhawks as their free safety in Week 3. She joined Carolina’s front office as their Assistant General Manager in her inaugural season and was promoted to GM and Director of Communications for Seasons 14 and 15.

Colston joined league support staff in Season 15 as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel where she would assist with weekly player progression and the updating of player attributes to the SFL website. Rachelle will start off Season 16 as the Co-Owner of the Los Angeles Lycans franchise and will be the only female owner currently in the league. You can also find her doing live stats every week for SFL games along with writing articles for the beat team.

Colston played four sports in high school and Division I softball. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and works for an international engineering firm as a project chemist. She is married to the Lycan’s TE Jack Flash and has 6 fur babies (3 cats and 3 dogs).

Stephen Hacker

Fort Worth Team Co-Owner

Hacker joined the SFL in Season 10, the broadcast booth in Season 12 and was promoted to Director of Gameday Operations in Season 14.

Away from the broadcast booth, he is the Co-Owner of the Fort Worth Toros and plays wide receiver for the team. He also serves as the League's Director of Gameday Operations, ensuring games are staffed and technical issues are resolved.

Outside the SFL, Stephen is a project manager for an electrical contractor.

Tom Ramen

Los Angeles Co-Owner

In high school Tom Ramen was a five sport athlete where he played Varsity Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field, and Baseball. His awards included All-State, All-Area, All-League and Lions All-Star.

Tom currently works as an Information Technology Supervisor for a Government special entity that generates and distributes electricity and provides flood control safety to the surrounding community. Tom is married and has four beautiful children, two of which are involved in the SFL. Tom's farmland has 35 chickens, 2 ducks, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 5 fish, and 1 squirrel.