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Everett Hawks Sign New Head Coach

October 11, 2005 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Everett Hawks News Release

Everett, WA -The Everett Hawks are extremely proud to announce the hiring of Rickey Foggie as their new Head Coach. Better known as the "Fog Dog", Coach Foggie has experience as a player and coach in the Arena Football League.

Beginning his football career with the Minnesota Gophers in 1984, he was a four-year starter. Coach Foggie finish 2nd All-Time in Total Offense at Minnesota. He led his team to two back-to-back bowl berths, and was a Big 10 All-Conference Quarterback in 1985, 1986, and 1987. He was the team MVP for all four season, and was inducted in the Minnesota Gopher and Independence Bowl Hall of Fame.

Coach Foggie's professional career started in the CFL with the B.C. Lions. In his first year, he made it to the CFL Grey Cup Championship Game. He later sign with the Toronto Argonauts, where he appeared in two more championships, and was a member of the CFL's highest scoring team.

After setting several CFL records in his 10-year career, his next stop was the Arena Football League. The Fog Dog was known as one of the most exciting players in the AFL. Accurate passing along with unbelievable escapable was his trademark.

His time in the AFL help develop Coach Foggie's explosive offensive philosophy. As the offensive coordinator of the af2 Amarillo Dusters, they lead the league in offense averaging 55.8 points a game. He aided his quarterback to First Team All-af2 honors, and a combined passer rating of 110.2. His offensive specialist had over 1,800 yards receiving in only 14 games. Coach Foggie was rewarded for his efforts by being awarded the af2 Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005.

In a phone interview Monday morning, Coach Foggie expressed his excitement. He comments, "I am so thankful to Mr. Adams for giving me this opportunity to be the Head Coach of the Hawks. With my fiery coaching style, along with my experience in AFL, I feel we are positioned for great things. Those who know me know I am a very thorough person. Before accepting this position, I looked into the team and the city of Everett. Everett is definitely a sports town. I am looking forward to meeting the fans and plan to be exceedingly active in the community".

Owner Sam Adams and the Hawks organization are ecstatic about the upcoming season, and hope to bring another winning season to Everett.

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