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Rob Keefe reinstated as Head Coach of Orlando Predators

Wednesday January 28, 2015

 Keefe to Resume Head Coaching Duties Immediately

ORLANDO – Jan. 28, 2015 – The Orlando Predators announced today that Rob Keefe has been reinstated as Head Coach and VP of Football Operations after the Court of Orange County declined to file charges and dismissed its case for a misdemeanor incident involving a domestic violence arrest. Keefe will resume full coaching duties immediately.

“After an extensive internal investigation in conjunction with the Arena Football League, and a review of the actions of the State Attorney’s Office, we have decided to reinstate Coach Rob Keefe as Head Coach and VP of Football Operations effective immediately,” stated Orlando Predators President Jared Saft.

“We appreciate the patience of the fans and the public while we reviewed the facts. We look forward to getting back to the business of football and starting our season on March 29th at the Amway Center.”

In his first season as head coach in 2014, Rob Keefe directed the Orlando Predators to its first division title since 2006. Orlando secured the South Division Championship and came within a game of the ArenaBowl after reaching the American Conference Championship.

The Orlando Predators 2015 season opener against the Philadelphia Soul is scheduled for 2:00pm on Sunday, March 29 at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. Tickets are available for purchase by calling 844-455-PRED (7733).

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The 2014 South Division Champion Orlando Predators enters its 24th season as Central Florida’s most exciting and innovative professional sports franchise. Proud members of the Arena Football League, the Predators have achieved unprecedented success on the field. Orlando has advanced to the AFL playoffs a league-leading 22 times in their history while securing seven conference championships, including two ArenaBowl Championship victories in 1998 and 2000.