2014 Signings: TDEU Approved Coaches & Athletes [V]

Where did some of the biggest threats on and off the field sign this year? We're catching up with some of our favorite coaches and athletes.

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Robert Johnson - QB - Helsinki Roosters, Finland

I'm not retiring. I signed with the Helsinki Roosters again.

I signed because I want to defend our back to back Finnish championship. 

Also we are competing in the new IFAF championship.

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Stephen Stokes - RB - /

Semi - retired as I am living in Helsinki for the my third straight year and soon will be applying for Finnish citizenship so I can play for the National team. 

Currently I am focused on my training business ( www.CoachStokes.com ). 

I have not been entertaining offers at the moment but I have not hung up my cleats just yet.

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Shuan Fatah - Coach - SWARCO Raiders, Austria

Last November, after being approached by the board, my family and I decided to agree to a contract extension with the SWARCO Raiders Tirol for another 3 years. 

We have reached 5 Championship Games in my first 3 years with the Raiders and want to continue this winning tradition here in the beautiful area of Innsbruck.

There are some exciting new developments in progress here in Tirol with the planned construction of brand new team facilities with offices, field turf stadium, weight room and gym, and I would like to be around, when the Raiders will be starting a new era in their team's history. 

There was not really any need for a change, because if you can be the Head Coach of one of the most respected and best organisations in Europe, then you don't really look for a new place. There was a very tempting offer coming from another league, but the timing wasn't right and my family and I are really happy in Tirol.