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Les Moss Named 2022 Coach of the Year

August 5, 2022 - Indoor Football League (IFL) News Release


The Indoor Football League is pleased to announce that Les Moss has been named the IFL 2022 Coach of the Year.

Moss took over a team that in 2021 had a record of 1 win and 13 losses. To say he turned the franchise around is an understatement. Moss led the Wranglers to a 12-4 record and the second seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.

Moss has over 30 years of coaching. Moss was the Head Coach of the Iowa Barnstormers in 2021, finishing the regular season with a 6-6 record.

Prior to 2021, Coach Moss was hired to be the Quarterbacks and Running Backs coach for the Arizona Rattlers 2020 season, this season was ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moss was the Assistant Head Coach andouille General Manager of the Albany Empire from 2018 to 2019. During the 2019 season, Coach Moss was named the AFL Assistant Coach of the Year and was an integral piece of the Arena Bowl Championship that was brought to Albany that season. Moss began his career in arena football in 1988, earning a coaching position as early as 1989.

Les Moss had his longest tenure as the Jacksonville Sharks Head Coach & Director of Football Operations of the AFL from 2010-2016. Moss put together a 77-54 record overall (7-4 during the playoffs) during that span. During his first year as the Sharks Head Coach, Moss received the 2010 AFL Coach of the Year and followed that up with an Arena Bowl Championship in 2011. The Sharks competed in the AFL playoffs in 6 out of 7 seasons under Moss. Coach Moss led the Sharks to two Arena Bowl appearances including the 2011 win, as well as two additional Conference Championship game appearances.

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