Tim Marcum is considered to be the most successful coach in the history of Arena Football. Winner of an AFL-record seven ArenaBowl titles, he is a member of the Sports Hall of Fame and is the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Storm. Among his best-known pupils is Jay Gruden, who quarterbacked Marcum's teams to two of his ArenaBowl championships and is now head coach of the rival Orlando Predators.
Wilford Daniel "Danny" White (born February 9, 1952 in Mesa, Arizona) is a former quarterback and punter for the Dallas Cowboys, an American football coach in the Arena Football League and also occasionally appears as an analyst on broadcasts of college football games. He was named the head coach of the Arena Football League expansion Utah Blaze, which began play in 2006.
Steven Leroy DeBerg (born January 19, 1954 in Oakland, California) had a long and varied career as an American Football quarterback. His career spanned 21 years over 3 decades. Despite the fact that large portions of his career were spent as a backup, Steve DeBerg ultimately accumulated some fairly impressive NFL statistics. DeBerg's reputation is that of a journeyman, and he was also very much a "witness to history" who played an incidental role in significant events.
Fran Papasedero (March 21, 1969-June 19, 2003) was an Arena football player and coach. Papasedero coached the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators in the 2002 and 2003 seasons, having been appointed to replace Jay Gruden who wanted to resume his playing career at quarterback for the Predators. He had a 19-11 record and was 3-2 in the playoffs. Following the team's playoff defeat in June 2003, he died in a one car accident.
Richard Ingold (born May 15, 1963) is a former Arena Football League quarterback who played with the Washington Commandos, and the Detroit Drive. He is currently the head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers. He holds the all-time record for most career head coaching wins in af2 history, coaching the Quad City Steamwheelers and, more recently, the Pioneers, who he led to Arena Cup VIII in 2007.
Galen Samuel Hall (born August 14, 1940) is an American college and professional football coach. He currently serves as offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Penn State University. Hall was previously the offensive coordinator at the University of Oklahoma and University of Florida, and head coach of the University of Florida, the Orlando Thunder, the Rhein Fire, and the XFL's Orlando Rage.
Doug Kay is a former Arena Football League coach for the Columbus Destroyers. In his first season at the helm, Kay guided the Destroyers to their best record in franchise history, while setting a franchise record for road wins in the process. He also guided the club to four home victories, which tied a franchise record. Kay has more than 40 years of football experience including 12 seasons in the Arena Football League. Overall Kay’s teams made the postseason in 10 of his 13 AFL seasons.
Bret Bielema (born January 13, 1970 in Prophetstown, Illinois) is currently the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. When former Badgers head coach and UW athletic director, Barry Alvarez, stepped down at the end of the 2005 season, he named Bielema as his successor.
Patrick O'Hara is an Arena football coach and retired Quarterback. He is currently the Head coach of the Orlando Predators of Arena Football 1. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 10th round (260th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC. In his playing career, O'Hara has also played for the Ohio Glory, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Orlando Predators, Toronto Phantoms and Tampa Bay Storm.
Larry Rayfield Wright (born August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Pat Sperduto was the Head coach of the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League as well as scout for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Sperduto played his entire three-year career with Tampa Bay Storm. And was the final Head coach of the Nashville Kats.
Darren Arbet (born July 3, 1967) is an Arena Football League head coach for the San Jose SaberCats. He has a career record of 109-45, including 3 titles, ArenaBowl XVI, ArenaBowl XVIII, and ArenaBowl XXI.
Mike Dailey is an Arena Football League coach for the Colorado Crush. He has a career record of 88-58, including a 9-5 mark in the postseason. Under his leadership, the Crush won the ArenaBowl XIX in 2005.
Michael Louis Hohensee (born February 22, 1961 in Inglewood, California) is an American Arena Football League coach for the Chicago Rush and has been since the team's inception. Under his leadership, the Rush have made the AFL playoffs every year of their existence and won ArenaBowl XX in 2006. Hohensee currently coaches af2's Peoria Pirates.
Bret Munsey (born August 19, 1968 in Winter Park, Florida) is currently the Director of Player Personnel for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. Previously he was the head coach for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.
Earle Bruce (born March 8, 1931 in Cumberland, Maryland) is a former college football and arena football coach. Bruce was the successor to legendary Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes. In 2002, Bruce was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Joe Avezzano (born November 17, 1943, Yonkers, New York) is a former special teams coach in the National Football League and a former college football coach. He also was an American college and professional football player.
Douglas Walter Plank (born March 4, 1953 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is a former American-football safety and coach in the National Football League. He spent his entire eight-year playing career with the Chicago Bears. Plank was the first rookie to lead the Bears in tackles, after being drafted out of Ohio State University, where he participated in three consecutive Rose Bowls under legendary coach Woody Hayes. He attended Norwin School District in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
Ben Bennett (born May 5, 1962 in Sunnyvale, California) is an American football coach most recently the head coach of the af2's Austin Wranglers. He has been involved in professional football as a player and coach since 1984. After a successful college career at Duke University, Bennett played in the National Football League (NFL), the United States Football League (USFL), the Arena Football League (AFL), and the World League of American Football (WLAF). He coached in the AFL and af2.
Fran Curci was an All-American American football quarterback at the University of Miami in 1959. He served as head coach at the University of Tampa from 1968 to 1970, the University of Miami from 1971 to 1972 and the University of Kentucky from 1973 to 1981. Curci lead the University of Tampa Spartans to a 25-6 record in three seasons (1968-1970).