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Encyclopedia > Spokane Shock
Spokane Shock
Conference American
Division Western
Year founded 2006
Home arena Spokane Arena
City, State Spokane, Washington
Indoor football championships 2006


The Spokane Shock are a professional arena football team in the af2 (a farm league to the Arena Football League). They play at the Spokane Arena. Image File history File links SpokaneShock. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena is a 10,455-seat multi-purpose arena in Spokane, Washington. ... Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area    - City  58. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... AFL has a number of references: Football leagues Australian Football League — professional competition in Australian Rules Football. ... The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena is a 10,455-seat multi-purpose arena in Spokane, Washington. ...

Contents

Franchise History

The Birth of the Shock

For many years, there have been several proposals to bring an arena football team to Spokane, however those proposals never got off the drawing board. In the summer of 2005, owner Brady Nelson teamed up with two additional partners to bring a team to Spokane. On August 26, 2005, during af2 league meetings in Bossier City, Louisiana, league commissioner Jerry Kurz accepted Nelson's proposal. Spokane had been awarded an af2 team, and the Spokane Shock were born. The Shock was one of three expansion teams to begin playing in 2006. The other two were the Everett Hawks, and the Stockton Lightning.
Building the team
Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area    - City  58. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Everett Hawks are a professional arena football team. ... Conference National Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena Stockton Arena City, State Stockton, California ArenaCup championships none The Stockton Lightning are a professional arena football team. ...

  • On October 12, 2005, the Shock announced that Chris Siegfried would be the franchise's inaugural coach.
  • By the end of 2005, 13 players had been signed.
  • On February 28, 2006, the Spokane Shock sold their 2,000th season ticket.
  • On March 22, 2006, 3,000 season tickets had been sold.
  • On March 30, 2006, the Spokane Shock played their inaugural game against the Stockton Lighting and won 41-40.

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Seasons

2006: The Awesome Inaugural

The Shock put together a significant inaugural season, posting a 14-2 regular-season record and a first-place finish in the National Conference Western Division. During the af2 playoffs, the Shock defeated the Bakersfield Blitz and the Arkansas Twisters en route to winning the af2 National Conference championship and a berth in ArenaCup VII against the Green Bay Blizzard in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On August 26, the Shock defeated the Blizzard by a score of 57-34 to win ArenaCup VII. The Spokane Shock became the first expansion team in af2 history to advance to, and win, the ArenaCup. [1]. The Shock led the league in attendance with an average of around 10,000 fans per home game. The Bakersfield Blitz are a professional arena football team. ... The Arkansas Twisters are a professional arena football team. ... Date August 26, 2006 Arena Coliseo De Puerto Rico City San Juan, Puerto Rico Attendance 5,658 Offensive Player of the Game Kyle Rowley, QB-Spokane Defensive Player of the Game Neil Purvis, OL/DL-Spokane Ironman of the Game Kevin Beard, WR/DB-Spokane Winning Coach Chris Siegfried Losing... The Green Bay Blizzard is a professional arena football team, based at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... Date August 26, 2006 Arena Coliseo De Puerto Rico City San Juan, Puerto Rico Attendance 5,658 Offensive Player of the Game Kyle Rowley, QB-Spokane Defensive Player of the Game Neil Purvis, OL/DL-Spokane Ironman of the Game Kevin Beard, WR/DB-Spokane Winning Coach Chris Siegfried Losing...


As a result of the team's excellent play, head coach Chris Siegfried was named the af2 Head Coach of the Year for the 2006 season. Four Shock players also earned All-af2 National Conference honors as well. WR/LB Charles Frederick, OLS Ed Ta'amu and DS Rob Keefe earned first-team honors while OL/DL Jerome Stevens earned second-team accolades. This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (2 Feb 1783 – 1853) succeeded his famous father Carl August, in 1824. ... Rob Keefe is a Defensive Specialist for the Spokane Shock KEEFENSE Spokane Shock fans have come up with a term that is chanted during games. ...


Off-season

Moving On
With the team being in a farm league, being good comes at a hefty price.

  • On Monday, September 4, 2006, Spokane Head Coach Chris Siegfried accepted the offensive coordinator position for the AFL's Kansas City Brigade.[2]
  • On Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 The Spokane Shock announced that former Louisville Fire Offensive Coordinator Adam Shackleford would become their new Head Coach.
  • The Shock also lost players, who signed with AFL teams.
    • On October 6, 2006, OS Antwone Savage signed with the Dallas Desperados, making him the first player in Shock history to sign with an AFL team.
    • Just four days later, on October 10th, WR/LB Kevin Beard signed with the Chicago Rush.
    • On October 23, 2006, WR/DB Charles Frederick reunited with former Shock coach Chris Siegfried after he signed with the Kansas City Brigade

The Arena Football League (AFL) (not to be confused with The Australian Football League) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2006 Home arena Kemper Arena (2006-07); Sprint Center (starting 2008) City, State Kansas City, Missouri Wild card titles none Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Kansas City Brigade is a team from the Arena Football League. ... AFL has a number of references: Football leagues Australian Football League — professional competition in Australian Rules Football. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2002 Division titles 1: 2003 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in 2002. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Chicago, Illinois Wild card titles 4: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 Division titles 2: 2002, 2004 Conference titles 1: 2006 ArenaBowl championships 1: 2006 The Chicago Rush are a 2001 Arena Football League expansion team who are currently... Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (2 Feb 1783 – 1853) succeeded his famous father Carl August, in 1824. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2006 Home arena Kemper Arena (2006-07); Sprint Center (starting 2008) City, State Kansas City, Missouri Wild card titles none Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Kansas City Brigade is a team from the Arena Football League. ...

2007

The 2007 season for the Spokane Shock is as follows

  • March 31st – Stockton Lightning - 5 PM
  • April 7th – Quad City Steamwheelers - 5 PM
  • April 15th – @ Fort Wayne Fusion - 4 PM
  • April 21st – Lubbock Renegades - 5 PM
  • April 27th - @ Stockton Lightning - 7:30 PM
  • May 5th – BYE
  • May 12th – Bakersfield Blitz - 5 PM
  • May 19th - @Boise Burn - 6 PM
  • May 26th – Central Valley Coyotes - 5 PM
  • June 2nd – Everett Hawks - 5 PM
  • June 9th - @ Bakersfield Blitz - 7PM
  • June 16th - @ Tri-Cities Fever - 7 PM
  • June 23rd – Boise Burn - 5 PM
  • June 30th - @ Central Valley Coyotes time - 7PM
  • July 6th – BYE
  • July 14th – Tri-Cities Fever - 5 PM
  • July 21st - @ Amarillo Dusters - 5:30 PM
  • July 28th - @ Everett Hawks - 7 PM

Season-by-season

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff Results
2006 14 2 0 1st NC Western 3-0, Won ArenaCup VII (Green Bay)
2007 -- -- -- -- --
Totals 17 2 0 (including playoffs)

Date August 26, 2006 Arena Coliseo De Puerto Rico City San Juan, Puerto Rico Attendance 5,658 Offensive Player of the Game Kyle Rowley, QB-Spokane Defensive Player of the Game Neil Purvis, OL/DL-Spokane Ironman of the Game Kevin Beard, WR/DB-Spokane Winning Coach Chris Siegfried Losing... The Green Bay Blizzard is a professional arena football team, based at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ...

AFL Signings

Several Shock players have been signed by an AFL Team

Player Name Year Signed By
Antwone Savage OS 2006 Dallas Desperados
Kevin Beard WR/LB 2006 Chicago Rush
Charles Frederick WR/DB 2006 Kansas City Brigade
Ed Ta'amu OL/DL 2006 Kansas City Brigade
Isaiah Trufant DS 2006 Kansas City Brigade

Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2002 Home arena American Airlines Center City, State Dallas, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2002 Division titles 1: 2003 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Dallas Desperados are an Arena Football League team that began play in 2002. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Chicago, Illinois Wild card titles 4: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 Division titles 2: 2002, 2004 Conference titles 1: 2006 ArenaBowl championships 1: 2006 The Chicago Rush are a 2001 Arena Football League expansion team who are currently... Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (2 Feb 1783 – 1853) succeeded his famous father Carl August, in 1824. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2006 Home arena Kemper Arena (2006-07); Sprint Center (starting 2008) City, State Kansas City, Missouri Wild card titles none Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Kansas City Brigade is a team from the Arena Football League. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2006 Home arena Kemper Arena (2006-07); Sprint Center (starting 2008) City, State Kansas City, Missouri Wild card titles none Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Kansas City Brigade is a team from the Arena Football League. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2006 Home arena Kemper Arena (2006-07); Sprint Center (starting 2008) City, State Kansas City, Missouri Wild card titles none Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Kansas City Brigade is a team from the Arena Football League. ...

Current roster

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Spokane Shock Roster


Quarterbacks

  • -- Andrico Hines QB
  • -- Matt Gutierrez QB

Offensive backs

Receivers Ben Brown is the creator and star of the Ben Brown Show, the founder of So New Media, and a writer from Austin, Texas. ...

  • -- Andre Rector WR
  • 6 Antwone Savage WR
  • -- Chico Mackey WR
  • -- Kelvin Dickens WR
  • -- Lynzell Jackson WR
  • -- Tim Pope WR
  • -- Tyke Spencer WR
  • 15 Raul Vijil WR/DB

Kickers Tim Pope is an award-winning film director most famous for his music videos, but also for having directed feature films and for having a brief pop career. ...

  • 11 John Koker PK
 

Linemen

  • -- Katon Bethay DL
  • -- Amos Lamb OL/DL
  • -- Brandon Leyritz OL/DL
  • 99 Jerome Stevens OL/DL
  • -- Paul Cheng OL/DL
  • 95 Rico Ochoa OL/DL
  • -- SirKeevin Hardiman OL/DL


Linebackers

  • -- Joe Lobendahn LB
  • -- Kelvin Morris LB
  • -- Wyatt Geyer LB
 

Defensive backs/specialists

  • -- Alex Teems DB
  • -- Courtney Miller DS
  • -- Nick Denbeigh DS
  • -- Nygel Rogers DS
  • 7 Rob Keefe DS
  • -- Yohance Buchanan DS
 

Rob Keefe is a Defensive Specialist for the Spokane Shock KEEFENSE Spokane Shock fans have come up with a term that is chanted during games. ...

Current coaching staff

  • Head Coach - Adam Shackleford
  • Assistant Head Coach - Alex Siriani

External links

  • Spokane Shock's Official website
  • Shockwave Booster Club Website
  • af2 Website
  • Spokane Shock at ArenaFan

af2
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
EASTERN DIVISION

Albany Conquest
Manchester Wolves
Mahoning Valley Thunder
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers
af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Albany Conquest are a professional arena football team based in Albany, New York. ... The Manchester Wolves are a professional arena football team, based at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The Mahoning Valley Thunder are a professional af2 team. ... The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers are a professional arena football team. ...

MIDWESTERN DIVISION

Cincinnati Jungle Kats
Fort Wayne Fusion
Green Bay Blizzard
Louisville Fire
Quad City Steamwheelers
The Cincinnati Jungle Kats are a 2007 af2 expansion team that will play its home games at the U.S. Bank Arena. ... The Fort Wayne Fusion are a 2007 af2 expansion team in the Midwest Division of the American Conference. ... The Green Bay Blizzard is a professional arena football team, based at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... The Louisville Fire is an arena football team in af2. ... The Quad City Steamwheelers are a professional arena football team. ...

WESTERN DIVISION

Bakersfield Blitz
Boise Burn
Central Valley Coyotes
Everett Hawks
Spokane Shock
Stockton Lightning
Tri-Cities Fever
The Bakersfield Blitz are a professional arena football team. ... The Boise Burn an af2 team scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Central Valley Coyotes are a professional arena football team. ... The Everett Hawks are a professional arena football team. ... Conference National Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena Stockton Arena City, State Stockton, California ArenaCup championships none The Stockton Lightning are a professional arena football team. ... The Tri-Cities Fever is a professional indoor football team in the National Indoor Football League. ...

NATIONAL CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION

Amarillo Dusters
Arkansas Twisters
Lubbock Renegades
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz
Tulsa Talons
The Amarillo Dusters are a professional arena football team in the af2 league. ... The Arkansas Twisters are a professional arena football team. ... The Lubbock Renegades an af2 team scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz are a National Conference team of the AF2 Arena Football League. ... The Tulsa Talons are a professional arena football team. ...

SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION

Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings
Corpus Christi Sharks
Laredo Lobos
Rio Grande Valley Dorados
Texas Copperheads
The Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings are a member of the af2 based at Bossier Citys CenturyTel Center. ... The Corpus Christi Sharks an af2 team scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Laredo Lobos are a professional arena football team based out of Laredo, Texas. ... The Rio Grande Valley Dorados are a professional arena football team. ... The Texas Copperheads are a professional arena football team that in 2006 was based out of Katy, Texas. ...

SOUTHERN DIVISION

Alabama Steeldogs
Florida Firecats
South Georgia Wildcats
Tennessee Valley Vipers
The Alabama Steeldogs, originally known as the Birmingham Steeldogs, were incorporated in 2000 as one of the charter teams in the af2, the developmental league of the Arena Football League. ... The Florida Firecats are a professional arena football team. ... The Cape Fear Wildcats was a professional arena football team. ... The Tennessee Valley Vipers is Huntsville, Alabamas af2 franchise, holding home games at the Von Braun Center. ...


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