Tallahassee Titans

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Tallahassee Titans
Tallahassee Titans.png
Founded 2006
Arena Donald L. Tucker Center
Based in Tallahassee, Florida
Colors Blue, Gold, White
League American Indoor Football Association
Head coach Keven Jackson
President of Football Operations David Morris
Dance Team Titanettes
Mascot Titan

The Tallahassee Titans were an American Indoor Football Association team that began play as a 2007 member. The team played its home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

History[edit]

The owner of the team, David Morris had been given a choice from three markets: Charlotte, North Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina, or Tallahassee. He chose Tallahassee. Later on, the team had a name-the-team contest, followed by a poll. The finalists were:

  • Tallahassee Titans
  • Tallahassee Talons
  • Tallahassee Tarpons
  • Tallahassee Conquistadors
  • Tallahassee Knights

On August 14, 2006, the team announced they would be the Tallahassee Titans.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2006, the Titans announced that their inaugural head coach would be Keven Jackson. Prior to being named head coach, he was the Assistant Head Coach and the Defensive Coordinator for the Canton Legends. [1]

Starting with their Inaugural Home Game on February 17, 2007, Champion Broadcasting took over broadcast duties for the team. All of the home games starting with the first game against the Gulf Coast Raiders have been broadcast live on the Titans website, Champion Broadcasting's website, and, then, WUTL 106.1FM. The essential 'voice' of the Titans being Doc, with expert technical assistance by Anthony. Also starting with the Gulf Coast game, the Titans have had an official broadcast team, consisting of Play-by-Play Commentator Drew Goldfarb, Color Commentator and Analyst Brandon Beyer, the sell out, and Sideline Correspondent Courtney Jones. After the Titans home game against the Florence Phantoms, Brandon Beyer left the broadcast team for financial reasons. Taking over his role for the Lakeland Thunderbolts home game was Cory Safra. The team has not announced an official replacement for Beyer yet.

On August 12, 2007, the Titans announced that they would be joining the World Indoor Football League for the 2008 season. However, due to the WIFL folding, Tallahassee was left with no league to play in for 2008. In November/December 2007, Owner David Morris announced that the team would NOT play in 2008, though he did say that the team was folding, and remains optimistic about play in 2009.

On December 8 & 9, 2007, the Titans held a garage sale, with items like T-shirts, jerseys, helmets, shoulder pads, game-used footballs and coffee mugs up for grabs. The Titans also sold office equipment such as desks, chairs and filing cabinets. The sale was held on Friday from noon-6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bob's Auto Repair on West Gaines Street in Tallahassee, Florida. All of the money went to salaries for players, coaches and front-office staff. The Titans finished 11-4 the spring of 2007 but ran out of money during their inaugural season. In early December the Civic Center terminated the Titans' three-year lease because the team owes the arena $40,000 that was due by October 1, 2007. So effectively, the Tallahassee Titans have folded. (Source: Tallahassee Democrat newspaper) [2]

Season-by-season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Tallahassee Titans (AIFA)
2007 11 3 0 3rd Southern Lost SC Round 1 Mississippi 62, Tallahassee 32
2008 Did Not Play
Totals 11 4 0 (including playoffs)

2007 Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
February 12 Carolina Speed Away Won 62-44
February 17 Gulf Coast Raiders Home Won 62-22
March 3 Reading Express Home Won 47-37
March 10 Mississippi Mudcats Home Lost 58-62
March 17 Montgomery Bears Home Won 30-26
March 24 Montgomery Bears Away Won 55-34
March 31 Florence Phantoms Home Won 41-36
April 14 Mississippi Mudcats Away Lost 75-80
April 20 Lakeland Thunderbolts Home Won 48-40
April 28 Florence Phantoms Away Won 69-33
May 5 Johnstown Riverhawks Away Won 67-60
May 12 Lakeland Thunderbolts Away Lost 24-51
May 18 Carolina Speed Home Won 68-48
May 28 Baltimore Blackbirds Home Won 73-40
June 10 Mississippi Mudcats (Playoffs) Away Lost 32-62

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