FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2012
RATTLERS SIGN COACH KEVIN GUY TO CONTRACT EXTENSION
General Manager and Head Coach, Guy signed through 2014
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers signed General Manager and Head Coach Kevin Guy to a contract extension that will keep him with the franchise through the 2014 season.
“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.”
The Arena Football general manager and coaching veteran began his career with the Rattlers in 2008. Guy starts his 13th season coaching in the Arena Football League, his ninth as a general manager/Head Coach and his fifth in that position with the Arizona Rattlers. In his eight years of head coaching experience, Guy holds a 71% winning percentage (104-43).
“We started the process four seasons ago of building something special for the fans and the players” said Guy. “It has been a privilege to represent the Rattlers organization and I am honored to be able to continue this journey for the next two years. There is no doubt in my mind that leadership starts at the top and ownership has made the difference. We are proud to have brought a championship back to our community and we will continue to build on this in the future.”
In 2012, Guy led the Rattlers to 16 wins, guiding the team to back-to-back West Division Championship and National Conference Championship along with back-to-back appearances in the ArenaBowl. This year was deemed the “redemption tour” and was finally made complete by winning ArenaBowl XXV. The Rattlers’ 2012 offense averaged 62.1 points per game and scored 158 touchdowns during the regular season while the defense held opponents to 48.9 points per game and forced 45 turnovers. With Guy’s leadership, six Rattlers players received All-League honors this season with quarterback Nick Davila garnering the AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV MVP.
In 2011, Guy garnered the 2011 NFL Network Coach of the Year award in due part to his guidance of the record breaking squad.
Guy, who was born in Birmingham, AL., attended the University of West Alabama (formally Livingston University) from 1991-1995. He married Cathy and together they have two children, Alexa (10) and Kody (5).
For additional information please visit www.azrattlers.com.
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