Albany AFL announce that four-time Arena Football League Champion, Les Moss, has been named as the team’s assistant head coach effective immediately. Per League and team rules, terms are not disclosed. Moss joins Rob Keefe (head coach) and Chris Thompson (offensive coordinator & director of football operations) on the Albany AFL coaching staff.
Les was part of the coaching staff for four ArenaBowl Championship teams (1990, 1998, 2000 and 2011). Most recently, he served as the head coach of the Jacksonville Sharks from 2010 – 2016 posting a 77-54 overall record during that time period. He was the 2010 AFL Coach of the Year and led the team to the playoffs in six of his seven seasons as head coach, including four straight division championships (2010-2013) and an ArenaBowl Championship (2011).
“The type of experience that Coach Moss brings to the team is invaluable,” said head coach Rob Keefe. “Nobody has more experience coaching in this league than Les, and has been a proven winner at every stop. I’m thrilled to have him in Albany as we continue to put together a championship caliber staff.”
“I am excited about the opportunity in Albany,” said Coach Moss. “As the defensive coordinator for the Orlando Predators in 1999, I witnessed first-hand how passionate the Albany AFL fanbase was at ArenaBowl XIII. I am thrilled to be on their side this season!”
Fans can secure their season tickets for the new Albany arena football team now with a $50 deposit per seat ($75 for VIP seats) by calling 518-533-2200 or by going to AlbanyAFL.com. A team representative will contact those who have submitted a deposit in the upcoming 1-2 weeks to select your specific seats, which will be done in order in which deposits were received.
About Albany AFL
The Arena Football League’s newest franchise, Albany AFL will begin play in Spring 2018 at the Times Union Center. Season memberships for the inaugural 2018 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Albany AFL sales department at (518) 533-2200 or by going to AlbanyAFL.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/albanyafl and Twitter at twitter.com/albanyafl.
About Arena Football League
The Arena Football League will enter its 31st Season in 2018. Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Teams slated for 2018 include: Albany, Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcasts AFL games each week, culminating with the ArenaBowl. The AFL launched AFLNow, the League’s streaming “Over-the-Top” network to give fans even more access to the League on arenafootball.com. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@aflarenaball).
About Times Union Center
Albany’s Times Union Center, formerly Pepsi Arena, continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2007, The Times Union Center is “Upstate New York’s Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world’s largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Times Union Center has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles. As a multi-purpose facility, the Times Union Center has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year.