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Olivia Trueb - ArenaFan Original
For Darron Thomas, a season ending injury doesn't mean an end to football in 2015

(8/3) Im feeling alright. Thomas said. Ill be back next season, back stronger than ever. I just cant wait to play football again. He told me, as any athlete would hate to be kept from the game. Darron has been unable to do much on the field as he doesnt want to further injure his knee. Im on track for recovery. I asked the doctor the same thing. Theyve told me to take my time. Its an early injury so, im just taking my time off....

AFL Extends Exclusive Period
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has extended the Exclusive Period until further notice, the League office announced today.

AFL Issues Statement on Spokane Shock
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has been in discussions with the Spokane Shock about allowing them to continue using the Shock name and trademarks.

Thunder Exercise Rookie Options on Eight
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have exercised rookie options on eight players, the AFL offices announced Wednesday afternoon.

AFL Offseason Begins with Exclusive Period
AFL Press Release

The 2015-2016 Arena Football League offseason is officially underway with the commencement of the Exclusive Period on October 1, 2015.

Thunder's new head coach still in the game
Portland Tribune

Andy Olson wasnt planning to do any of this. In 2011, he was in concrete construction work in Bellingham, Wash., where he had played football from 2002-05 for Western Washington University. Hed also played a couple of years of arena football for the Spokane Shock.

Despite franchise changes, commissioner calls AFL 'more viable than ever'
Orlando Sentinel

The process of elimination in most professional sports leagues usually begins with the playoffs. Not in the Arena Football League, at least in 2015.

Thunder Announce Andy Olson as Head Coach
Portland Thunder Press Release

Andy Olson has been named head coach of the Portland Thunder, team management announced today. Olson becomes the third head coach in Thunder history following a successful four years as head coach of the Spokane Shock.

Portland Thunder hire Andy Olson as coach
Portland Tribune

Andy Olson is the new head coach of the Arena Football Leagues Portland Thunder. Olson, 32, replaces Mike Hohensee, who was relieved of his duties after the 2015 season. Olson coached the AFL Spokane Shock the past four years. He and the Shock parted ways the same week as Hohensee's departure.

At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  5-13 5-4 0-9
Last Game Fri Aug 14
  Loss @SJS 28-55
Next Game None scheduled
Head Coach
  Andy Olson

With Thunder: 0-0-0
Overall: 43-33-0

Complete Coaching Record
Date Opp Time (ET)
Jul 18 @ San Jose L 49-55
Jul 25 @ Spokane L 40-42
Aug 1   Las Vegas W 64-33
Aug 8 @ Arizona L 39-67
Aug 14 @ San Jose L 28-55
Complete Schedule
Pacific Division W L PF PA
San Jose17 1 1061 662
Spokane7 11 847 971
Portland5 13 858 975
Complete Standings
OSAGIE ODIASE DB - Have Exercised League Rookie Option ADRIAN HAMILTON DE - Have Exercised League Rookie Option SAM LONGO OL - Have Exercised League Rookie Option PEREZ ASHFORD WR - Have Exercised League Rookie Option MATT PIERCE DB - Have Exercised League Rookie Option ANDRE MARTIN DB - Have Exercised League Rookie Option ROBERT HAYES MLB - Have Exercised League Rookie Option DEXTER DAVIS JLB - Have Exercised League Rookie Option
Complete Transactions
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