Carolina Rhinos

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Carolina Rhinos
Established 2000
Folded 2002
Played in Bi-Lo Center
in Greenville, South Carolina
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League/conference affiliations
af2 (20002002)
  • American Conference (2000–2002)
    • Eastern Division (2001–2002)
Team colorsNavy blue, red, silver, white
Owner(s)Carl Scheer
ChairmanCarl Scheer
PresidentBob Scheer
General managerByron K. Rucker
Head coachRod Miller
Team history
  • Carolina Rhinos (2000–2002)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Playoff appearances (1)
Home arena(s)

The Carolina Rhinos were one of the original 15 teams to join the inaugural 2000 AF2 season. They were members of the American Conference for their entirety of existence, and the Eastern Division in 2001 and 2002. In their first year, they won 7 of their first 9 games, finished the 2000 season with a 9 wins and 7 losses, en route to the playoffs, before losing to the Augusta Stallions. In 2001, again, they won 7 of their first 9 games, completing a season record of 12 wins and 4 losses, and for the first time ever, they won a playoff game, beating the Tulsa Talons, before losing to the eventual champion, Quad City Steamwheelers. In 2002, everyone expected Carolina to not only go to the playoffs, but to do something great. The Rhinos. didn't do so well on the playing field, going 5-11, and missed the playoffs. To add insult to injury, the Rhinos folded after their post season-less year, and left Arena Football to the Carolina Cobras, which fittingly, folded 2 years after the Rhinos said good-bye to the BI-LO Center.


ArenaCup Champions ArenaCup Appearances Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
Carolina Rhinos
2000 AF2 American 4th 9 7 Lost Round 1 (Augusta 76-64)
2001 AF2 American Eastern 2nd 12 4 Won Round 1 (Tulsa 69-35)
Lost Semifinals (Quad City 35-16)
2002 AF2 American Eastern 3rd 5 11
Total 26 22 (includes only regular season)
1 2 (includes only the postseason)
27 24 (includes both regular season and postseason)

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