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.
have a great relationship with Coach Guy and instill a lot of trust in
him,” Arizona Rattlers Majority Owner, Ron Shurts, said. “Collectively
we have a vision to bring back Arena Football like it was in the 90s.
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.”
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).
started the process four seasons ago of building something special for
the fans and the players” Guy said. “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.”
2012, Guy led the Rattlers to 16 wins, guiding the team to back-to-back
West Division championships and National Conference championships 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 was named the NFL Network Coach of the Year award in due to his guidance of the record-breaking squad.