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Gregory to Coach Twisters in ‘07

January 4, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Arkansas Diamonds News Release

(North Little Rock, AR) - John Gregory has agreed to return as head coach of the Arkansas Twisters for the 2007 season after leading the team to its best season in franchise history.

"We accomplished some pretty big things last season," said Gregory from his home in South Carolina. "But we have unfinished business in 2007 and that's bringing the ArenaCup to Arkansas."

The Twisters finished the entire season with a franchise record 12 wins and a berth in the National Conference Finals. The Twisters also won 10 regular season games, second most in franchise history.

Gregory's work with quarterbacks in arena football is well known, and it continued with Walter Church during the '06 season. Church passed for 81 touchdowns; third most in franchise history and three receivers finished the season with more than 10 touchdown receptions each.

The Twisters also beat rival Tulsa three times during the season and playoffs, while earning its first wins ever over perennial powerhouse teams Macon, Tennessee Valley, and Oklahoma City.

The Arkansas Twisters begin the new season in the spring of 2007, but season tickets are on sale now. Season tickets start as low as $64 in the lower bowl and fans can call 501-975-KICK to place their order.

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