Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Soul to hold meet the team event

PHILADELPHIA  – The Philadelphia Soul will hold a “Meet the Team” event on Tuesday, February 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Aloft Philadelphia Airport hotel.  This event is open to the public and will be the first opportunity to meet the players and coaches.

“This event is an opportunity for the entire city of Philadelphia to welcome this year’s team,” said Soul COO/VP John Adams.  “The expectations and excitement for the season are high and we are glad that we are able to hold this event with a great partner like Aloft Philadelphia Airport to kick off the season.”

The Soul begin training camp on Friday, February 24 and have been re-built for a championship run in 2012.  Starting with the coaching staff: head coach, Doug Plank; assistant head coach/offensive coordinator, Clint Dolezel; assistant coach, Leroy Thompson; and assistant coach, Darrin Kenney, the Soul now have a coaching staff that has over 47 years of AFL experience, 10 ArenaBowl appearances and five ArenaBowl titles to its credit.

The 2012 roster has four 2011 First Team All-Arena players (Tiger Jones, Derrick Ross, Rayshaun Kizer and Michaeux Robinson), three 2011 Second Team All-Arena players (Donovan Morgan, Dusty Bear and Devin Clark), one 2011 All-Ironman performer (Jeff Hughley) and three 2010 First Team All-Arena players (Tanner Varner, Morgan and Kizer) for the 2012 season.

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