Seattle Grizzlies would like to congratulate Damon Wills on his appointment to Club President. At a meeting this last weekend, club leaders decided unanimously to appoint Damo to the position given his previous record of service to the club and his motivation and desire to propel it onwards to bigger and better things.
Damo's first orders of business as President will include revitalizing the current club management structure in order to better focus on key club development areas such as sponsorship, training management, recruitment and social club activities. Also on the agenda: leading the Grizzlies on to their first Division I USAFL National Championship title.
Stepping aside after more than 13 years as President is club co-founder and hall-of-fame member, Matthew Muller. In addition to helping found the club, Matty has worked tirelessly (and without pay) for more than a decade turning it from a small group of ex-pats "having a kick", into one of the top competitive clubs in US Footy. All the while maintaining focus on it remaining not just a football club, but also an active social organization, raising funds for special needs (helped raise over $12,000 for the 2009 bushfire relief), and ensuring the Grizzlies always remained a club open to all-comers.
During his tenure, Matty led the Grizzlies to a 2008 USAFL Div II National Championship, a 2nd place 2009 USAFL Div I finish, as well as three regional tournament and six PNW conference championships to include the 2011 Portland Stumptown Throwdown.
Though Matty will maintain an active role with the club, he is stepping aside from President duties in order to focus more time on family, as he's got a little one on the way in just a short month or so. The Grizzlies would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Matt for his hard work over the years, and to his missus Linda for allowing him to do so!
Cheers, Damo and Matty.
Captain, Seattle Grizzlies