Kats Add Semptimphelter As Quarterbacks Coach

March 21, 2005 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Nashville Kats News Release

NASHVILLE (March 21, 2005) – The Nashville Kats have added former AFL quarterback Scott Semptimphelter as the team’s quarterbacks coach, head coach Pat Sperduto announced on Monday.

Semptimphelter played six seasons in the AFL, including two with the original Kats franchise, where he backed up Andy Kelly in 1998 and 1999. He completed 57.7 percent of his passes in his career and threw for 8,392 yards, 167 TD’s and 44 interceptions.

In addition to adding Semptimphelter to coach the quarterbacks, Sperduto announced that assistant coach and personnel director Dean Cokinos will coach the team’s receivers. The shuffling of the offensive coaching responsibilities comes a week after Nashville relieved offensive coordinator Tres Sullivan of his duties.

“Scott is a good addition to this team,” said Sperduto, “He is a guy that is very knowledgeable and experienced at the quarterback position in this league, and he has a lot to offer our quarterbacks and our offense.”

Semptimphelter, who played collegiately at Lehigh, played for five different AFL teams – Orlando, Nashville, Los Angeles, Detroit and New York. After serving as a part-time starter in Orlando in 1997 and in a reserve role with the Kats in 1998 and ’99, he went to Los Angeles in 2000, becoming the first starting quarterback in franchise history. He moved on to Detroit in 2001, having his best season while throwing for 76 touchdowns and 20 interceptions for the Fury. He started six of Detroit’s first seven games in ’02, then played the remainder of the season with the New York Dragons.

Nashville returns to action at home against the Arizona Rattlers (1-7) on Saturday at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. Kickoff is set at 7:30 p.m.

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