Darren Arbet

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Darren Arbet
San Jose SaberCats
Head Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-07-03) July 3, 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Stockton (CA) Edison
College: Sacramento State
Undrafted in 1986
Debuted in 1989 for the Maryland Commandos
Last played in 1989 for the Maryland Commandos
Coaching debut in 1990 for the Sacramento State Hornets
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
 As coach:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Coach of the Year (2000 & 2002)
  • Arena Football Hall of Fame Inductee (2011)
Career Arena football statistics
Rush Attempts 2
Yards 8
Sacks 1
Head coaching record
Regular season 138–66 (.676)
Postseason 15–8 (.652)
Career record 153–74 (.674)
ArenaBowl wins 3 (2002, 2004 & 2007)
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Darren Arbet (born November 26, 1962) is an Arena Football League head coach for the San Jose SaberCats. He has a career record of 153-74, including 3 titles, ArenaBowl XVI, ArenaBowl XVIII, and ArenaBowl XXI.

Early life[edit]

Arbet attended Edison High School in Stockton, California, where he was a standout in football and track & field.

College career[edit]

Arbet played 4 seasons for the Sacramento State Hornets football team from 1981 to 1985 as a defensive end.

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Cobras[edit]

Arbet joined the Los Angeles Cobras in 1988.

Maryland Commandos[edit]

Arbet played for the Maryland Commandos in 1989.

Coaching career[edit]

Sacramento State[edit]

Arbet coached tight ends at his alma mater in 1990.

Albany Firebirds[edit]

Arbet received a job coaching fullbacks and linebackers for the Albany Firebirds in 1992. When defensive coordinator Doug Kay, received the offer to coach the Charlotte Rage in 1995, Arbet was promoted to defensive coordinator by the Firebirds.

San Jose SaberCats[edit]

On January 13, 1999, the San Jose SaberCats named Arbet their 2nd head coach in franchise history.[1]



  1. ^ William Bendetson (July 27, 2007). "Arbet doesn't want to be known as anything but a football coach". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 

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