Q&A with Malcolm Pigford
July 31, 2018
(CARSON, CA) - We caught up with the Head Coach of the Cali Wolfpack after completing their first ever training camp and were able to have a great Q&A session.
Q: How has the first offseason of the Wolfpack gone so far in your opinion?
A: Our offseason was great. The staff put a lot of work in all facets of the program. From seeking and acquiring young promotable talent, to building sponsorship relationships our off season has been full of work...very productive.
Q: What kind of opportunity is the DFI for the players, coaches, and fans?
A: The opportunity to further the football aspirations of our players has to be the number one takeaway from this season. Playing in a professional type atmosphere among and against high caliber athletes with the similar aspirations is the closest they will get to professional paid football at this point.
Coaches get an opportunity to train and develop the best athletes available to them. They're able to scheme and call games with pro level talent in hopes of furthering their careers while learning from other seasoned coaches.
Fans are in for a real treat. Our fans can not only see top talent for low prices, but when a DFI athlete is promoted to the next level they have the unique opportunity and privilege to say they saw them play at the local level.
Q: What is your number one goal for the 2018 season?
A: Our number one goal is to get players to the next level. Winning games are great. Selling out stadiums would be nice, but our focus is on promoting players to the next level of football as well as in building men with the tools to live a successful life.
Q: Who are the players that have really stood out this offseason?
A: From the start Cory Butler-Byrd jumps out as a WR/KR. Not only is he extremely talented, a gifted athlete with elite level speed and agility, he also gets the mental aspect of the game...the chess game. But the most refreshing part is his work ethic. He works like a freshman in college trying to get reps and be promoted from the scout team.
Travon Payne is also a rising star at wide receiver. He is a WR with great speed, route running, reliable hands, and great physicality. He will force you to keep an eye on him.
On the defensive side of the ball defensive back Tim Moten is an absolute specimen. He has great size, speed, athleticism, strength, and physicality. The nickel position was created for him. He is also a film junkie and keeps his body in prime condition. He is poised for a great season.
Cali Wolfpack Introduces The Pack Dance Team and Director Amber Bradley
June 22, 2018
(CARSON, CA) - The California Wolfpack Organization just got even bigger with the announcement that they will be having an official dance team. The Pack Dance Team will provide a platform for aspiring professional cheer/dance athletes to have an opportunity to showcase their talents and hone their craft. "We are very excited to announce we are having a dance team, it is definitely something that I feel further legitimizes what we are trying to build." Said owner Herb Cash of the exciting news.
The Wolfpack organization has also named Dr. Amber Bradley as the Director of The Pack Dance Team. Amber, who just recently received her Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California not only brings a high pedigree of education but has an extensive background in dance as well. Her experience includes stints with the LA Clippers Crowd Crew, the Inglewood Blackhawks Dance Team, and the Orange County Lawgirls over the period of eight years. "Having Amber is priceless especially when you are starting from scratch. Not only is she very educated, but she has actual experience being part of dance teams. I have no doubt that she will create a great dance team to compliment what we are building on the football field." Said Cash.
The Pack will be hosting auditions July 15, for more information go to our dance team try-out tab.
DFI Counsel Jack Mills is Agent to 2018 #1 Overall Pick Baker Mayfield
April 30, 2018
Mike Klis | 9News.com, Denver
(BOULDER) - In an industry where quarterback representation is dominated by the likes Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Athletes First, Mayfield's decision to align with the Mills' was the biggest surprise since Tom Cruise warded off Jay Mohr for the rights to Cuba Gooding Jr.
Developmental Football International Opens First Round of Off-Season Tryouts
April 18, 2018
Kailey S. Hamilton | DFI Media
(Whittier, CA)- The first round of tryouts began this weekend with the California Wolfpack hosting their first tryout at Whittier College. Coaches and front office staff were excited to get a headstart in shaping their team for the 2018 DFI season.
Open Tryouts Officially Announced
March 28, 2018
(Carson, CA) - The brand new franchise the California Wolfpack will be looking to add football players. This will be an event where aspiring athletes can showcase their talents in front of the Wolfpack coaching staff and executive management.
"We are looking to find the diamond in the roughs, we think we have a good gage on the athletes in the area but we know there are tons of guys we could be missing out on." Said owner Herbert Cash.
For more details on the tryout, please click on the flyer or go to our Schedules tab and see "Try-outs".
Ex-CFL All Star is Wolfpack GM
March 26, 2018
(Carson, CA) - The new California Wolfpack Organization received its first huge win of the 2018 season by adding Mark Estelle to the front office. Estelle was a three time all-star in the CFL playing defensive back for the Montreal Alouttes. Mark also had brief stints with the Baltimore Ravens, and the Houston Texans in the NFL.
"We are honored that Mark has accepted the position as the General Manager of our ball club. He is someone who definitely brings a higher level of legitimacy to what we are aiming to accomplish, and he is a guy who has been to every level our guys are aspiring to one day get to." Said Wolfpack owner Herbert Cash. "Mark has a lot of high level football knowledge and connections at the next level, we plan to utilize both. Said Wolfpack President Dazhon Darien.
With moves like this by the Wolfpack executive management, there's definitely the feel of something special brewing in southern California.
Malcolm Smith-Pigford named Head Coach
March 13, 2018
(Carson, CA) - Los Angeles native Malcolm Smith-Pigford was named Head Coach of the California Wolfpack. Smith-Pigford (Morehouse College Graduate) comes to the organization with over ten years of coaching experience, with his last stint as head coach being with the West Coast Lions Minor League team in 2017. Coach Smith-Pigford is a defensive minded coach and will also serve as the Defensive Coordinator this upcoming season. "I am really excited to coach the caliber of athletes that we are expecting to get on this football team. I thank Herbert Cash for the opportunity, and am very excited for everyone that gets to be involved with the DFI and the Wolfpack organization" Said Smith-Pigford.
"I'm excited to have Coach Malcolm as our Head Coach. It isn't too often you find a guy that is young (35 years old) with the level of both playing and coaching experience. I think he will create a great culture where athletes, coaches, and fans will love to be a part our organization" Said Owner Herbert Cash in regards to the hire.
New Pro Developmental League adds the California Wolfpack for its Inaugural Season
(CARSON) - Southern California trucking entrepreneur Herbert Cash, 33, became the youngest and first minority business owner to be granted a franchise in Developmental Football International LLC, after his application was approved for play in 2018. ..