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The OSC Interview: Portland Arena Football Coach Ron James

OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
February 4, 2016 - OurSports Central contributor Fran Stuchbury recently spoke with Portland Arena Football Head Coach Ron James who was named to his post last week. James has been a head coach with three AFL teams - the Pittsburgh Power, Las Vegas Gladiators and Utah Blaze - for a total of seven seasons with a 57-52 record. James' first AFL job was as an assistant coach for the Albany Firebirds in the 1990 and 1991 seasons. Fran Stuchbury: What interested you in being the Portland head coach and general manager? Ron James:... Full Story

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Portland Announces Ron James as Head Coach, General Manager

January 30, 2016 - PORTLAND - The Arena Football League management announced that veteran coach Ron James will assume the role of head coach and general manager for the Portland organization, effective immediately. With this move, the AFL Board of Directors have released Andy Olson and his staff from their contractual obligations in an effort to have a fresh start with the organization. "We would like to thank Terry Emmert and the Emmert family for all of the contributions they made to bring Arena Football to Portland and to Andy Olson and ... Full Story

AFL Takes over Operations of Portland Thunder

January 6, 2016 - LAS VEGAS - The Arena Football League, as part of the continued effort to solidify its membership foundation, has taken over operation of the Portland Thunder, the League office announced today. In a collective decision from the AFL Board of Directors, the Thunder will be run by the League and continue as a member of the Arena Football League without their previous ownership group in place. "After many months of attempting to work out an arrangement for the AFL to provide financial and operational support to current owner... Full Story

Terry Emmert Statement Regarding Meadowlark Lemon

January 2, 2016 - May the following statement serve in place of any interview requests for Portland Thunder owner Terry Emmert, regarding the passing of his friend, Meadowlark Lemon: "I wish to send my condolences to Lemon family, and especially to our dear friend Meadow, on the passing of Meadowlark earlier this week. I had the extreme privilege of getting to know Meadowlark over the last several years, and I understand that the loss of such a kind and passionate man will take some getting used to." "Meadowlark spent a couple weeks wit... Full Story

Portland Thunder Minor League Football

League: Arena Football League
Home: Portland, Oregon
Class: Arena
Website: Portland Thunder site
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