Salina's new Indoor Football League franchise team now has a name, the Salina Bombers. The team announced the name at a news conference on Thursday.
The team was one of 600 names submited in an online naming contest. It beat out "The Shock" and "Storm".
"There's a lot of things you can do that are family oriented with that name,as far as mascots and logos" owner Chris Vercher said. "We are really for the family environment."
The title has some historical significance to the city, Salina used to be the home of the Schilling Airbase.
"That's really what built this town back in the day," Vercher said.
The owners also announced their new head coach, Bob Frey. He is currently the defensive coordinator at Kansas Wesleyan in Salina. He will still keep that job, as he takes on this new challenge.
"I think Salina is a great sports town," Frey said. "It's a great time for this to start and I think we will have a lot of community support."
Fry has a long resume, he's been coaching for 27 years. He has indoor experience, he spent one year with the Kalamazoo Xplosion in Michigan.
"We just felt he was the perfect fit for us," Vercher said.
The team will play at Salina's Bicentennial Center next season.