The Arena Football League Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend the contract of Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz, the League office announced today. The five-year contract extension puts Kurz at the helm of the AFL through the 2017 season.
entered his third season as League Commissioner in 2012 after signing a
multi-year extension last April. He has been involved with the game for
26 years, including five seasons as President of the af2. He also
served as the AFL’s Vice President of International Development from
1987-2008, introducing countries such as Spain and Germany to the game
of Arena Football.
been a privilege to lead the Arena Football League and watch it
progress since the beginning,” Kurz said. “I am tremendously honored to
continue to help lead its growth.”
The Board of Directors voted the approval of the multi-year deal last week. The result was a unanimous decision.
Commissioner Kurz is the lone remaining AFL executive to have been involved with the League since its inaugural season in 1987.