Central Valley Coyotes

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Central Valley Coyotes
Established 2001
Folded 2009
Played in Selland Arena
in Fresno, California
Central Valley Coyotes logo
Logo
League/conference affiliations

af2 (20022009)

  • National Conference (2002–2006)
    • Western Division (2002–2006)
  • American Conference (2007)
    • West Division (2007)
  • National Conference (2008–2009)
    • West Division (2008–2009)
Team colors Black, red, gray, white
                   
Cheerleaders Coyote Girls
Personnel
President Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi
Head coach Fred Biletnikoff Jr.
Team history
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)

Division championships (1)

Playoff appearances (5)
Home arena(s)

The Central Valley Coyotes were a professional arena football team and were a charter member of Arena Football 1. As the newly forming af1 set aside its plans for a two tier league and began focusing only on bigger markets, Central Valley stepped down and tried to play in a league which was more friendly to smaller markets; such as the Indoor Football League or the American Indoor Football Association.

The team began as a 2002 expansion member of the af2, known as the original Bakersfield Blitz until 2004.[citation needed] They played their home games at Selland Arena in Fresno, California (With the exception of two home games during the 2008 season which were played at the Save Mart Center due to construction). The Central Valley Coyotes were in discussions with Indoor Football League Commissioner Tommy Benezio about possibly joining the Indoor Football League in 2011. However, those plans failed and the team ceased operations in December 2010.

Roster[edit]

Central Valley Coyotes roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 88 Marquell Stinson

Wide receivers

  •  9 Phil Goodman
  • 81 Alex Grevas
  •  5 LaMonte Jones
  •  3 John Roberson
  •  1 George Williams
Offensive linemen
  • 70 Kalvai Blanchard
  • 69 Sean Finnerty
  • 54 Brandon Jefferson

Defensive linemen

  • 25 Tyler Birkley
  • 99 Donyell Booker
  • 34 JaJuan Huddleston
  • 51 Jason Goodman
  • 95 Kai Zeiglar
Linebackers
  • 11 Steve Allen
  • 17 Weston Borba
  • 55 Bobby Daly

Defensive backs

  •  8 Ruschard Dodd-Masters
  •  2 Charles Ealy
  •  6 Vincent Joseph
  • 21 Andre Jones
  • 13 Peter Plesa
  •  4 Nick Sanchez

Special teams

  • Currently vacant
Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated September 8, 2009
25 Active, 0 Inactive

Season-by-season record[edit]

The original Bakersfield Blitz logo (2002-2004)
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Bakersfield Blitz (af2)
2002 9 7 0 1st NC West Lost Week 1 (San Diego 40-27)
2003 8 7 1 2nd NC West Lost Week 1 (Arkansas 36-28)
Central Valley Coyotes (af2)
2004 3 13 0 4th NC West --
2005 8 8 0 3rd NC West --
2006 12 4 0 2nd NC West Lost Week 1 (Bakersfield 45-37)
2007 10 6 0 2nd AC West Won AC Round 1 (Manchester 42-41)
Lost AC Semifinal (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 70-53)
2008 10 6 0 2nd NC West Won NC Round 1 (Arkansas 68-55)
Lost NC Semifinal (Spokane 83-63)
2009 3 13 0 3rd NC West --
Totals 63 64 1 (including playoffs)

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