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ArenaKen
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Albany Head Coach? Reply with quote

I figure it is either one of these 2 guys..........


Steve Thonn...........former Firebird player and coach fr may years.

Phil Bogle..............Clint Dolezel's right hand man and ready to become a head coach
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Albany Head Coach? Reply with quote

[quote="ArenaKen"]I figure it is either one of these 2 guys..........
Steve Thonn...........former Firebird player and coach fr may years.
Phil Bogle..............Clint Dolezel's right hand man and ready to become a head coach[/quote]

How abou Mike Hohensee?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about Pete Porcelli? Popular ex Firebird (1990-1993), still in the area as a successful High School Coach. Here's a good feature on him:

Beyond the Games: Pete Porcelli
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of the above from what I have heard... but i like the first two names and the last one is intriguing & fun to think about.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeg wrote:
How about Pete Porcelli? Popular ex Firebird (1990-1993), still in the area as a successful High School Coach. Here's a good feature on him:

Beyond the Games: Pete Porcelli



and it's his birthday today.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mention of Coach Ho made me think of Mike Dailey. However, it appears Dailey and Ho have a nice gig going at D-3 McDaniel College in Maryland.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Eddie Brown love? He did coach the Fort Wayne Fusion for their one season.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grandpa or the crazy Orlando coach
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VooDooNut wrote:
Grandpa or the crazy Orlando coach


yes, bring back Rob Keefe. He was worth the price of admission just to watch his sideline antics. Sometimes there was more going on with Keefe than action on the field. I think the AFL passed a rule that cut Keefe off from caffeine 2 hours before kick-off Laughing The Dude is definitely high strung, but extremely entertaining. Gotta give Keefe his due. The dude can motivate and coach. Most teams would be satisfied with Keefe's won/lost record.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idea
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VooDooNut wrote:
Grandpa or the crazy Orlando coach
This.

Keefe makes the most sense. The talent pool is still relatively small and he could coach a competitive team in year one.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

billscarnage wrote:
VooDooNut wrote:
Grandpa or the crazy Orlando coach
This.

Keefe makes the most sense. The talent pool is still relatively small and he could coach a competitive team in year one.


It comes down to Keefe or Bogle, in my view... and, of those two, I'd prefer Keefe.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see Eddie Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Keefe Reply with quote

[quote="AFLNerd36"][quote="billscarnage"][quote="VooDooNut"]Grandpa or the crazy Orlando coach[/quote]This.

Keefe makes the most sense. The talent pool is still relatively small and he could coach a competitive team in year one.[/quote]

It comes down to Keefe or Bogle, in my view... and, of those two, I'd prefer Keefe.[/quote]

Keefe 61-33 one AB as head coach
Brown 0-0 one AB as a player
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My concern with Keefe is his past domestic disturbance that made the press in Orlando. I can't imagine Albany wants to take that risk especially being the region's only pro team. He's a very talented coach but that could turn negative.

Thonn would make sense to me. Burley would be one too.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArenaFanJersey wrote:
My concern with Keefe is his past domestic disturbance that made the press in Orlando. I can't imagine Albany wants to take that risk especially being the region's only pro team. He's a very talented coach but that could turn negative.

Thonn would make sense to me. Burley would be one too.


I can see this all around, even though she recanted and he was never charged (or it was dropped before going to trial). In a market where the AFL team is 3rd, 4th, 5th in line, it might be less of an issue, since anything like that with the hire is not really noticed by the press, who will treat the team as an afterthought and not do a lot of investigative reporting on it.

In Albany, those facts could very well be front page in the sub-headline about the hire. (i.e., "New AFL team hires Keefe --- Coach had a domestic disturbance accusation").

Whether fair or not, it is something that gets figured in.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArenaFanJersey wrote:
Burley


Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

not after what he did last season...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArenaKen: I knew a Phil Bogle at San Jose State. I wonder if it's the same guy?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They said on the local news here in albany that rob keefe will be named the head coach.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maxb wrote:
They said on the local news here in albany that rob keefe will be named the head coach.

That could deconfirm Orlando for 2018, as I'm pretty sure Orlando would bring Keefe back in a heartbeat.
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