Arizona Rattlers re-sign head coach

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Arizona Rattlers head coach / general manager Kevin Guy will retain his positions with the team following a 2012 ArenaBowl victory, the team announced in a press release.

The Arizona Rattlers have re-signed their general manager and head coach, Kevin Guy, to a contract extension that will keep him on the sidelines through the 2014 season, according to a team press release.

Guy began his tenure with the Rattlers back in 2008 and brings 13 years of experience coaching in the Arena Football League.

“I have a great relationship with Coach Guy and instill a lot of trust in him,” said Arizona Rattlers Majority Owner, Ron Shurts. “Collectively we have a vision to bring back Arena Football like it was in the 90’s, Coach Guy has made this vision come true and I am glad to have him with our organization for another two years to continue this growth.”

It's no wonder why the team trusts Guy to call the shots. He has a career 71 percent win mark, going a combined 104-43 over that stretch. In 2012, he led the Rattlers to 16 wins in a season that saw the team take their second consecutive West Division championship and a National Conference Championship. It also marked consecutive berths to the ArenaBowl, with a win in the championship game in 2012.

Arizona was especially prolific on offense in 2012, scoring an average of 62.1 points per game and 158 touchdowns in regular season play, while the defense held its own and allowed just 48.9 points per game, forcing 45 turnovers. Six Rattlers players earned All-League honors, and quarterback Nick Davila was named the ArenaBowl XXV MVP under the leadership of Guy.

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