Quad City Raiders

Raiders Select New HC

The Quad City Raiders are pleased to announce that Clifton Neugent has accepted the position of head coach. Coach Neugent replaces longtime Raiders coach Todd Wheeler. Coach Wheeler has been invaluable to the success that the Quad City Raiders organization has had over the past few seasons and the organization wishes him well in the future. The decision was made late last week to make the staffing change after the Raiders failed to move beyond the first round of the MSFL playoffs last season. 

Coach Neugent spent last season as Raiders defensive coordinator and he brings 10 years of coaching experience to the organization. Originally from Hobart, OK, Coach Neugent graduated from Hobart High School where he began his football experience. After high school, Clifton played football at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK. Coach Neugent was part of the 1996 National Championship Team where the Bulldogs defeated Montana Tech 33-31.

After graduating college, he moved into coaching with stints at Forgan, Goodwell and Capitol Hill High Schools where he coached defensive backs and took over the defensive coordinator position. Being a part of the Quad City community, Clifton lives in Davenport, IA with his beautiful wife and daughter and works locally at the Cintas Corporation.

Last season Clifton made an immediate impact on the Raiders organization with his passion for the game and hard-nosed approach to the game.

Coach Neugent added,”I’m sincerely honored to be given this opportunity to be the head football coach for The Quad City Raiders. I want to thank Mark Underwood & Brent Klinkenberg for making me part of the Raider family last year. I look forward to continuing the task of bringing a Championship to the QCA.”