The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul announce the addition of Phil Bogle as assistant head coach and line coach for the 2013 season. Bogle joins head coach, Clint Dolezel's staff and makes his second appearance on the Soul coaching staff.
who previously coached with the Soul in the 2011 season as the line
coach, helped coach the No. 2 best overall defense (269.4), No. 2 best
rushing defense (15.7), and No. 3 best pass defense (253.7) of the AFL.
He played as a lineman for the team in 2007-08. He won All-Rookie team
and First-team All-Arena in 2007. In 2008, he won First-Team All-Arena
again, and the ArenaBowl XXII Championship. He was a finalist for the
League's Lineman of the Year award.
is a fan favorite and was a great asset for us," said Dolezel. "Phil
not only brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Soul, but
hopefully another championship ring. We are counting on him to help
develop our "˜bigs' up front into a dominant force on both sides of the
ball in our quest for ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando."
2010, Bogle played for the Dallas Vigilantes as a guard/tight end.
While there, he recorded four receptions for 19 yards, one touchdown,
and one tackle. He has also spent time in the CFL with the Montreal
Alouettes (2009), in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006 and
"˜08), Cleveland Browns (2005), San Diego Chargers (2003) and in the NFL
Europe with the Hamburg Sea Devils (2006).
spent his collegiate career at the University of New Haven (1999-2002)
as an offensive tackle. The two-season captain was a First-Team Division
II All-Independent selection as a senior in 2002 and the winner of the
Jim Langer Award. He also received the 2003 New Haven Male Athlete of
the Year and the 2002 Cactus Bowl MVP awards.