Jersey Flight Head Coach/General Manager Terrence Foster Returns for 2021
TRENTON - Terrence Foster will remain the head coach and general manager of the Jersey Flight in 2021. Foster joined the organization in October, 2019 and helped with the transition into the National Arena League. The 2020 NAL season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Foster and the organization have already begun preparing for the 2021 season.
"The goal for our organization is to become noticeable," Foster said. "When people say the words Jersey Flight, we want them to automatically know that we're an arena football team and that we play at Cure Insurance Arena. The 2020 season being canceled was disappointing, but it does give us time to build our brand for 2021," Foster said.
Following his college football career at Grand Valley State, Foster's first season of arena football was in 2002 as a wide receiver/defensive back with the Grand Rapids Rampage. After his playing career in the AFL, Foster transitioned to coaching. In recent years he has been the High Country Grizzlies offensive coordinator and the Cape Fear Heroes defensive coordinator.
Foster will oversee all football operations and will be the team's defensive play caller. Prior to the pandemic, Foster and the team's coaching staff put together a talented roster of established Arena Football veterans and young prospects with the potential to be great.
"The conversation echoing through our locker room is that we're ready to roll for 2021. The players from our organization and the other organizations in the NAL have been going back and forth at each other for months, there was so much excitement built up for this season. There were a lot of people who wanted to see if what we had on paper was going to hold true," Foster said.
"I think we're going to be able to bring a lot of our guys back, the players I've spoken to are excited to be here for 2021 and beyond. We've got something great in Jersey between our staff and the players we brought in, they're high character guys. We've had guys that moved into the Trenton area and got jobs. They moved their families here, so they'll be here for 2021."
"The big thing for our coaching staff is being able to evaluate these guys at this point. Having a year off as an athlete, if you don't do much with that year you're going to lose a step. The good thing for us is that I don't think our guys are going to take time off. We've got some hungry guys who have a lot to prove and are ready to win a championship," Foster said.
Also on Foster's coaching staff is his father, Danny Foster. A long time high school football coach in the state of Michigan, Danny Foster will coach the defensive line and will be the quality control coach.
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