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Clint Dolezel Wins Head Coach of the Year

August 8, 2019 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Philadelphia Soul News Release

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Soul head coach Clint Dolezel was named 2019 Moss-Marcum Head Coach of the Year on Thursday, marking the third time in his career that he's won the award. Dolezel becomes just the second three-time winner in league history, joining fellow Arena Football League Hall of Famer Perry Moss.

Despite dealing with a rash of injuries to key starters, Dolezel guided the Soul to a 7-5 regular-season record and the sixth ArenaBowl appearance in franchise history. A former quarterback, he handled play-calling duties for both the offense and defense this year, while producing seven All-Arena honorees. Dolezel currently sits in seventh on the AFL's all-time coaching wins list, having passed Redskins coach Jay Gruden earlier this season. He was also named Head Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

"Clint Dolezel has been a staple in this game for 20 years and has been one of, if not the biggest contributor to the Soul's success," said Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh. "Calling the offense, defense, and special teams, there's no one like him in the game and we're lucky to have him."

Now in his seventh year with the Soul, Dolezel boasts an 86-37 record and has led the team to two titles. He'll look to make it three on Sunday, August 11th at 8 pm when the Soul take on the Empire in ArenaBowl 32. Fans can purchase tickets here.

The schedule of remaining league awards can be found below. Dolezel will be among those honored at the AFL Award Ceremony on August 10th at the Times Union Center. The event will begin at 5 pm with doors opening to the media at 3:30.

AFL Awards Schedule

8/9/19 Friday MVP

8/9/19 Friday Offensive Player of the Year

8/9/19 Friday Defensive Player of the Year


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