After just one season, a pretty decent one at that, the Cologne Centurions and their head coach Kirk Heidelberg are parting ways. Heidelberg led the Centurions to the European League of Football’s 1st postseason behind MVP RB Madre London.
Cologne just re-signed London and star WR Quinten Pounds, so a change at the top could prove to be an issue for the team in 2022. Heidelberg said he was stepping away for a bit because of the time it takes to be a head coach in professional football.
“I’m very proud of the team, coaches, and the whole staff – we made the playoffs with a great effort. Thanks to GM David Drane, he did a great job. I will remain friendly with the Centurions. Maybe one day we will see each other again in a different capacity in the European League of Football.”Kirk Heidelberg
Centurions’ GM said this about their former head coach:
“We thank Kirk Heidelberg for the great pioneering work he has done in Cologne. Kirk played a big part in helping us build a strong team in a short period of time that was only stopped in the playoffs. We wish him much success and all the best for his future path!”GM David Drane
Cologne ended the regular season at 5-5, but since they won their last game against their divisional rival Wroclaw, the Centurions made the playoffs. They lost in the semifinal vs the Frankfurt Galaxy.