Rush Makes Big Moves in the Front Office

by Brandon Tate

How do you build on a successful Championship season? That was the question that owner and head-coach Brandon Tate was left with.

"We had an amazing first season and more than anything we were excited to bring a championship back to the Tri-Cities, with that now set as our standard we are are hard at work building our 2022 Roster and Organizational Staff." - Owner Brandon Tate

When former General Manager Matthew Cooley decided to step down to pursue other interests the Rush were left with a big hole to fill, luckily for them the answer was already located in their house.

"We were super lucky from day one to have somebody like Danny involved with our organization. He stepped up big in year one taking over as defensive coordinator leading us to a championship. With his football and business knowledge and college background we are more than excited to have him lead our team from the front office as General Manager." - Brandon Tate


Danny is already off to a hot start creating his management team with the hiring of two account Executives, Hannah Daniels  and Aaron Daniels as well as retaining the services of Assistant General Manager Selena Schultz.

The Rush are hoping this front-office shake-up allows them to connect better with their Community creating bonds with businesses and fans alike . We are excited to continue bringing you the Rush brand for many years to come

Danny Engel – Danny brings a vast amount of on-the-field knowledge from his days as an All-League player on defense at Kennewick High School and in college, and on offense in the Minor League Development Leagues. He spent a year coaching High School football, played one year professionally Indoors and has a degree in Economic Sciences. 

As the new General Manager, Danny is taking the Rush forward into the future with a vision for growth and community support. This job is a literal dream for him and he’s working hard to bring back the quality of professional indoor football the Tri-Cities knows, loves, and deserves. 


Heather Daniels – Heather brings years of experience growing businesses to the Rush. She has been a lifelong football fan and her extensive history of sales and business operations is a highly valued asset in the organization. As an account executive, she is excited to help us grow our brand in the community and looks forward to working with and meeting new people.  
 
Aaron Grossarth – Aaron is an experienced sales professional with ties in the entertainment industry all over the Tri-Cities community. He has years of experience working on special events and forging partnerships so we’re thankful to have him joining us.  
 
 
Selena Schultz – Selena will be staying with us in her role as Assistant General Manager and we’re grateful to have her back. She is a tireless worker behind the scenes and her ability to handle many of the different game day situations makes all our experiences a lot more enjoyable. Selena has years of management experience and is passionate about the sport of football.