York Capitals

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York Capitals
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Founded 2012
Current season 2015
League American Indoor Football (2013–present)
Team history York Capitals (2013–present)
Based in York, Pennsylvania
Arena York City Ice Arena (2013–present)
Colors Navy Blue, Red, White, Silver
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Owner(s) Isaac Carn
Head coach Rick Marsilio
General Manager Donnie Parker
Championships (0)
Conference titles (0)
Division titles (0)
Playoff berths (1)
2013
Website YorkCapitals.com

The York Capitals are a professional indoor football team based in York, Pennsylvania. The Capitals are members of American Indoor Football (AIF). The club was established in 2012 as an expansion team for the 2013 season, when Jim Morris secured the rights to an AIF franchise in York. Home games are played at the York City Ice Arena.

Franchise history[edit]

Capitals logo used from 2012 to 2014

In October 2012, it was announced that York, Pennsylvania had been awarded an expansion franchise of American Indoor Football (AIF).[1] The franchise announced the following week that they would be holding a name-the-team contest open to York fans.[2] The finalist of the team names came out to "Capitals", "Patriots", "Renegades", "Independence" and "Colonials", with Capitals gaining 49.2% of the votes to be the official nickname.[3] The team's name refers to the city's colonial heritage, with the Continental Congress having completed the final draft of the Articles of Confederation while it met in York during ten months of the Revolutionary War. York is thus considered one of the first capitals of the United States.[4]

The team introduced its first four players during a news conference on December 5, 2012:[5]

  • Rafael Cooper – running back
  • Thomas Potts – linebacker
  • Archie Smith – defensive back, wide receiver
  • Keith Stokes – wide receiver

The Capitals opened play with a 32–25 victory over the Washington Eagles.[6] York battled to a 5–4 regular season record, securing a playoff spot. The Capitals faced in-state rival, the Harrisburg Stampede, with a chance to advance to the AIF Championship Game. The Stampede rallied in the 4th quarter with 17 points to win 51–41, ending the Capitals season.[7]

For the 2014 season the Capital announced that Matt Steeple would coach the team.[8]

On July 15, 2014, it was announced that Isaac Carn had purchased the Capitals from Jim Morris.[9] Carn promptly named Eric Dorsey II the teams new coach coach.[10]

Current roster[edit]

York Capitals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve
  • currently vacant

Exempt List

  • currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 26, 2015
30 Active, 0 Inactive

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Awards and honors[edit]

The following is a list of all York Capitals players who have won league Awards

Season Player Position Award
2014 Julius Gregory Wide Receiver Co-MVP

All-League players[edit]

The following Capitals players have been named to All-League Teams:

  • WR Julius Gregory (1)
  • OL Steven Brazzle (1)
  • LB Chindy Agugua (1)
  • DB Archie Smith (1)

Coaches of note[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through Week 7 of the 2015 American Indoor Football season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Kelly Logan 2013 5 4 0 .556 0 1
Matt Steeple 2014 2 5 0 .286 0 0
Rick Marsilio 2015–present 5 0 0 1.000 0 0

Coaching staff[edit]

York Capitals staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Isaac Carn
  • General Manager – Donnie Parker
  • Director of Football Operations – Milton Creary
  • Front Office Executive – Stephen Haywood
  • Front Office Executive – Rachael Haywood

Head Coach

  • Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator – Rick Marsilio
  Offensive Coaches
  • Running Backs – Drew Nelson
  • Offensive Line – Jake Minnich

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Rick White
  • Defensive Line – Reginald Shipp
  • Defensive Backs – Archie Smith

Statistics and records[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

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 Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2013 2013 AIF 3rd 5 4 0 Lost Wild Card Playoff (Stampede) 41–51
2014 2014 AIF 5th 2 5 0
2015 2015 AIF Continental 5 0 0
Totals 12 9 0 All-time regular season record (2013–2015)
0 1 All-time postseason record (2013–2015)
12 10 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2013–2015)

* Season currently in progress


References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Seip (October 15, 2012). "York gets expansion team in pro indoor football league". www.ydr.com. York Daily Record. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Name York's new American Indoor Football team". www.ydr.com. York Daily Record. October 22, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "York indoor football team named Capitals". www.yorkdispatch.com. York Dispatch. November 15, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Adams, Cecil (December 10, 2004). "The Straight Dope: York, Pennsylvania: First capital of the United States?". The Straight Dope. Sun-Times Media. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Walk, John (December 6, 2012). "York Capitals introduce their first four players". York Dispatch. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Steve Navaroli (April 7, 2013). "York Capitals win inaugural indoor football game". www.ydr.com. York Daily Record. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Andrew P. Shay (June 1, 2013). "Harrisburg Stampede rally for playoff victory over York Capitals with 17 fourth-quarter points". www.pennlive.com. Penn Live. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ Jason Bristol (December 18, 2013). "Capitals have new coach, will start 2014 on road". www.local21news.com. CBS 21 Harrisburg. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ Jason Bristol (July 15, 2014). "New owner, coach for York Capitals". www.local21news.com. WHP CBS 21 News. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ Jason Bristol (July 15, 2014). "New owner, coach for York Capitals". www.local21news.com. CBS 21 Harrisburg. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 

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