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Johnson to Return For 2007

September 28, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

The Louisville Fire Arena Football team announced today Tommy Johnson will return as head coach for the 2007 season. Johnson, who was named head coach during the 2003 season, will return for his seventh season with the Fire. Johnson was an assistant coach with the Fire from 2001-2002.

Johnson has led the Fire to the playoffs each of the past three seasons including an appearance in the 2005 ArenaCup Championship game. Last season the Fire finished 9-7 in the regular season before falling to Memphis in the first round of the playoffs.

"Tommy Johnson is first class all the way. He represents the Fire and the city Louisville better than we could have ever imagined," commented Fire owner/operator Will Wolford. "Our organization is lucky to be able to retain Tommy for another season."

Johnson, a Niceville, FL native, is edging toward the 40 win plateau as a head coach, heading into the 2007 season with a 37 career wins. Johnson is the Fire's all-time leader in wins.

"I feel like the city of Louisville and the Fire have accepted me as a member of their family. And I want to thank the fans for their support of myself and the team," said Johnson.

Johnson is currently finalizing his coaching staff and has begun recruiting players for the 2007 season.

"Our number one goal is to get back to the ArenaCup and bring a championship home to the Louisville," remarked Johnson.

Season tickets for the 2007 season are on sale now starting at $80 and can be purchased by calling the Fire office, (502) 368-0009, or by visiting

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