Corpus Christi Fury

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Corpus Christi Fury
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Founded 2003
League Intense (2004, 2006–2008)
NIFL (2005)
IFL (2009–2010)
SIFL (2011)
LSFL (2012)
UIFL (2013–2014)
XLIF (2015)
AIF (2016–present)
Division Southern
Team history Corpus Christi Hammerheads (2004–2012)
Corpus Christi Fury (2013–present)
Based in Corpus Christi, Texas
Arena American Bank Center
Colors Navy, White, Bright Green, Silver
                   
President Chad Dittman
Championships (1)
2014
Playoff berths (8)
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Website CCFury

The Corpus Christi Fury is a professional indoor football team based in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Fury is a member of the Southern Division of American Indoor Football (AIF). The Fury plays its home games at the American Bank Center.

History[edit]

The Fury began life as the Corpus Christi Hammerheads, a charter member of the Intense Football League. The Hammerheads are coached by ex-University of Houston QB and former IFL star Jason McKinley, son of former NFL player Bob McKinley, and led by a strong supporting cast of players such as quarterback Wes Cooper, wide receiver Shomari Buchanan, tight end Matt Ross, and linebackers Roy Salas and DeAndrae Filmore. They played their home games at the Memorial Coliseum in 2004 and at the American Bank Center in 2005 and 2006, both of which are in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The team did not return to the American Bank Center for 2007 after the arena decided not to renew the team's lease[1] and it became the home of the af2 team, the Corpus Christi Sharks. In 2007, the Hammerheads played in the Central Pavilion Arena in nearby Robstown, Texas.[2] In 2008, the coaching staff of Jason McKinley, John Fourcade and Rich Salzer guided the Hammerheads back to the Intense Football League's title game only to lose 65-36 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to the Louisiana Swashbucklers. After the Sharks folded following the 2009 season the Hammerheads announced they were returning to the American Bank Center for the upcoming 2010 season.[3]

Logo as the Corpus Christi Hammerheads

For the 2011 season, the Hammerheads joined the Southern Indoor Football League. Finishing at 7-5, the Hammerheads lost to the Louisiana Swashbucklers in the first round of the playoffs. After the 2011 season, the Hammerheads left the SIFL to help start the Lone Star Football League.

The team was removed from the Lone Star Football League following the 2012 season. In 2013, the team played in the Ultimate Indoor Football League and renamed as the Corpus Christi Fury (the logos were originally designed for a proposed 2012 UIFL expansion team, the Danville Dragons).

After falling to the Florida Tarpons in Ultimate Bowl III, the Fury returned to the Ultimate Bowl in 2014. The team defeated the Tarpons 60-23 to claim their first championship in franchise history.[4]

On October 1, 2015, the Fury joined American Indoor Football.[5]

Season-by-season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Corpus Christi Hammerheads (Intense Football League)
2004 8 8 0 5th League
Corpus Christi Hammerheads (NIFL)
2005 8 6 0 2nd Pacific South Won PC Quarterfinal (S.W. Louisiana)
Lost PC Semifinal (Odessa)
Corpus Christi Hammerheads (Intense Football League)
2006 9 5 0 2nd League Won Semifinal (Centex)
Lost Intense Bowl II (Odessa)
2007 12 2 0 2nd League Won Semifinal (Frisco)
Lost Intense Bowl III (Louisiana)
2008 10 4 0 2nd League Won Semifinal (CenTex)
Lost Intense Bowl IV (Louisiana)
Corpus Christi Hammerheads (Indoor Football League)
2009 5 9 0 4th Intense Lone Star
2010 6 8 0 3rd Intense Lone Star Lost Round 1 (Arkansas)
Corpus Christi Hammerheads (SIFL)
2011 7 5 0 2nd WC Southwest Lost WC Round 1 (Louisiana)
Corpus Christi Hammerheads (LSFL)
2012 4 7 0 5th League
Corpus Christi Fury (UIFL)
2013 6 1 0 2nd League Lost Ultimate Bowl III (Florida)
2014 5 0 0 1st League Won Ultimate Bowl IV (Florida)
Corpus Christi Fury (X-League)
2015 0 6 0 9th League
Corpus Christi Fury (AIF)
2016 0 0 0 TBD Southern
Totals 84 68 0 (including IFL, NIFL, SIFL, UIFL, X-League & AIF playoffs)

Records[edit]

  • The Hammerheads hold the record for most Intense Bowls played, but lost all three games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "unknown". www.americanbankcenter.com. American Bank Center. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Hammerhead heading back to Corpus Christi, American Bank Center". www.caller.com. Corpus Christi Caller Times. October 21, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Matt Young (August 2, 2014). "Fury rout Tarpons, claim championship of two-team league". www.caller.com. Corpus Christi Caller Times. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "AIF to Add West Division". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 1, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 

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