The SaberCats announced today that Arena Football League Hall of Fame Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet has signed a two-year contract. Arbet's new contract will carry him through the conclusion of the 2014 season as Head Coach of the SaberCats.
very happy to get this deal finalized and to continue to prepare
ourselves for the 2013 season," Arbet stated regarding his new contract.
"San Jose is my home and I look forward to working hard and bringing
another championship to the franchise, city and to the best fans in the
will be Arbet's 17th season with the franchise and 13th as Head Coach.
The two-time AFL Head Coach of the Year ranks fourth all-time in regular
season wins (126), fifth in winning percentage (.670) among coaches
with at least 50 games coached and first in postseason winning
percentage (.714) among coaches with at least 15 games coached. In 2007,
Arbet became the fifth head coach in AFL history to win 100 games when
San Jose defeated the Las Vegas Gladiators, 61-34. He became the third
fastest coach to accomplish the feat, reaching the century mark in just
Jose finished the 2012 campaign at 12-6 and reached the postseason for
the eighth time under Arbet (ninth overall). He has led the SaberCats to
all three of their ArenaBowl championships in 2002, 2004 and 2007.
an organization, we are very excited to have Coach Arbet continue to
lead this football team," said Owner Dave Fry. "With his great
experience and knowledge, we can only foresee another championship in
a native of Stockton, Calif., was inducted into that city's Black
Sports Hall of Fame, alongside other football greats like Derek Kennard
and Webster Slaughter. He attended and played for Sacramento State
(1981-85) as well as played in the AFL for one season before his playing
career was cut short due to injury. Arbet attended Edison High School
in his hometown of Stockton where he competed in both football and