|Team history||Alabama Hammers (2011–present)|
|Based in||Huntsville, Alabama|
|Arena||Von Braun Center|
|Colors||Green, Gold, Silver, White
|Owner(s)||Southern Sports and Entertainment LLC (Jeff Knight, CEO)|
|Division titles||1 (2013)|
|Mascot||Slammer the Hammer|
The Alabama Hammers is a professional indoor football team based in Huntsville, Alabama. The team is a member of the Professional Indoor Football League. The Hammers originally began play as an expansion team in the Southern Indoor Football League in 2011. The Hammers are the fourth indoor football team to play at the Von Braun Center; these were the Alabama Vipers of the AFL (2010), the Tennessee Valley Vipers of the af2 (2000-2004 and 2006–2009), and the Tennessee Valley Raptors of the United Indoor Football league (2005). The owner of the Hammers is Southern Sports Entertainment, LLC. The Hammers play their home games at the Von Braun Center. Their name comes from the Yellowhammer, the state bird of Alabama.
Before the season began, the Hammers joined the Professional Indoor Football League after the Southern Indoor Football League dissolved. The Hammers went 3–9 in 2012, failing to making the playoffs.
For the 2013 season, the Hammers hired former Alabama Vipers coach Dean Cokinos to be their head coach. The Hammers have achieved the level of success expected of coach Cokinos, who has a great winning percentage in lower level Arena football. They won their first championship when they won the PIFL title over the Richmond Raiders 70-44.
Alabama Hammers roster
Failure to Report-Exempt
Roster updated June 10, 2014
Awards and honors
The following is a list of all Hammers players who have won league awards:
|2013||Mico McSwain||Wide Receiver||Most Valuable Player|
|2013||Mico McSwain||Wide Receiver||Offensive Player of the Year|
|2013||Jake Trantin||Linebacker||Defensive Rookie of the Year|
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2014 PIFL season.
|Dean Cokinos||2013-2014||13||10||0||.565||2||0||PIFL Coach of the Year (2013)|
|Alabama Hammers staff|
Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.
|League Champions||Conference Champions||Division Champions||Wild Card Berth||League Leader|
|Season||League||Conference||Division||Regular season||Postseason Results|
|2013||PIFL||1st||9||2||0||Won PIFL Semifinals 61-46 vs. Albany
Won PIFL Cup II 70-44 vs. Richmond
|Totals||20||27||0||All-time regular season record|
|2||0||–||All-time postseason record|
|22||27||0||All-time regular season and postseason record|
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- McCarter, Mark (October 4, 2012). "Dean Cokinos returning to Huntsville as head coach of Alabama Hammers' football team". The Huntsville Times. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
- "SIFL - 2011 Regular Season, Alabama Hammers". The Stat Guys.[dead link]
- "PIFL - 2012 Regular Season, Alabama Hammers". The Stat Guys. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
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