American Arena League Announces 2019 Teams
September 17, 2018 - American Arena League (AAL) News Release
The American Arena League President, Jack Bowman is proud to announce the signing of its first four teams for the 2019 season. The Carolina Energy, High Country Grizzlies and Macon Doom and the Peach State Cats will all begin their second season in mid-March.
In 2017, Ervin Bryson founded the Carolina Energy. As the head coach, he led his team to the 2018 American Arena League playoffs. The Energy are also returning to the Bojangles' Coliseum, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Georgia Doom owner, Kevin Adkins recently announced his team is returning to the American Arena League for 2019. On the field, after finishing with a 7-3 AAL record in 2018, the Doom has named James Lal as their new Head Coach.
The High Country Grizzlies have officially announced their return to the AAL for their 2019 AAL campaign. Once again led by owners Paul Potter Jr., Bryan Bouboulis and General Manager William Thompson, the Grizzlies are looking to build upon their strong finish during their 2018 AAL season.
The Peach State Cats were founded in 2017 by owner Tim Freeman. Mr. Freeman has hired Gerald "Boo" Mitchell as his new General Manager. In 2018, Boo was the head coach of the 2018 American Arena League Champions, the Atlanta HAVOC. The team has signed a lease to play their 2019 season in the Akins Ford Arena at the Classic Center, in Athens, Georgia.
"We continue to work closely with ownership groups that share in our vision" stated AAL CEO, Tony Zefiretto.
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