Thank You Head Coach and Treasurer – Casey Slaten

Category: Football

The Inland Empire Enforcers announce the retirement of Head Coach and Treasurer, Casey Slaten. Casey and I joined the team at roughly the same time. When circumstances led us to running the Enforcers Football organization, we both shared the same goals for the team. Casey started as our quarterback during the “dark years,” when we took beatings from teams like The LAPD Centurions and the Chicago Enforcers. After every loss, I can recall Casey asking players how he could improve and help the team win. To me, that’s what Casey was always about — the team. He dedicated countless hours to the team as our only coach and always believed the team could accomplish more. I truly believe we will never fully understand how much Casey contributed.

He was a good player, a great coach, and an even greater friend.

You will be missed.

Eddie Herrera

President, Inland Empire Enforcers

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Thank You #43 – Erik Hatfield

Category: Football

As President of The Enforcers, it is a bittersweet day when I have to announce the retirement of a close friend. Erik Hatfield, #43, served most of his 17 years on the team as our starting middle linebacker, Vice President, and defensive coordinator. Erik is famously known for reminding the guys on the team that he only needed 11 committed guys to show up on game days. Erik is infamously known by our opponents for his countless tackles and sideline to sideline agility. What many never saw was Erik’s love for teaching the schemes to our players and his patience when executing them as a player/coach. It’s difficult to imagine the Enforcers Defense without #43.

Enjoy your retirement brother, we all know you have earned it. You will be missed.

Eddie Herrera

President, Inland Empire Enforcers

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Thank You #27 – Nathaniel Stone

Category: Football

The Inland Empire Enforcers team announce the retirement of one of our cornerstone players for the past decade, #27 Nathaniel Stone. Commonly referred to by players/coaches/and opponents as “Stone” or “Big Baby” or “That bowling ball running-back.” Stone has been the featured back in the Enforcers’ offense, even though he threatened to retire year after year. No one on the defense ever wanted to hit or tackle Stone… at least not when he saw you coming at him. During his time on the team, Stone played a big role in leading the Enforcers to wins against the San Diego Enforcers and the LAPD Centurions. If I was told I could only use one word to describe Stone, without a moment of hesitation I would answer with “PASSION.” Nathaniel owns the field when he’s on it. He is a student of the game and his passion bucket runneth over. I am saddened to watch Father Time tackle Stone one last time, but I was fortunate to share so many moments with him on the field. We salute you, Nathaniel Stone. You will be missed.

Eddie Herrera

President, Inland Empire Enforcers

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Thank You #22 – Mike Moore

Category: Football

The Inland Empire Enforcers announce the retirement of our only shut down corner, Mike Moore. Mike started on the team as a young man full of confidence and immaturity. As the years passe,d we were all more than pleased to watch him mature both on and off the field. Mike went on several ride-alongs with me and I recall him telling me how he wanted to be a better contributor to the team and organization. Mike will begin a new chapter in his life in Texas this fall. Thank you for all that you gave and sacrificed for this team. To this day, Mike is the only Enforcers player known to have called his punt return touchdown right before it happened. Good luck kid!

Eddie Herrera

President, Inland Empire Enforcers

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Thank You #29 – O.J. Sifuentes

Category: Football

The Inland Empire Enforcers announce the retirement of #29, Army Sergeant First Class, O.J. Sifuentes. O.J.  began his Enforcers career in 2011, and we have seen him grow both on and off the field. Like most players, O.J. has battled through injuries, juggled his work schedule with team functions, and has always been first in line to help a fellow teammate. O.J. played every position we have ever asked of him and never complained. As President of the team, I have wished many times that I had ten more guys like O.J. on the field. O.J. is a role model for fathers, husbands, and teammates.

Good luck in your future endeavors O.J, your presence has left a mark in all our lives.

-Eddie Herrera

President, Inland Empire Enforcers

 

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