October 26, 1999 |
Stan Brock, a former NFL player, was named coach of the Los Angeles Avengers for the team's first Arena Football League season Monday. He will be introduced today at a news conference in Staples Center. Brock coached the Portland Forest Dragons the last three arena league seasons. He took over at Portland as interim coach in 1997, then was named coach in 1998. He has a 12-24 record.
October 27, 1999 |
As Stan Brock's NFL career was winding down in San Diego in 1995, the 16-year offensive tackle had an idea of what retirement might be like: Go back home to Beaverton, Ore,. and become a high school football coach. "Just kinda kick back and have a good time," Brock said. Instead he got involved in the Arena Football League, first as a broadcaster for the Portland Forest Dragons, then as their coach.
April 15, 2000 |
at Grand Rapids 4:30 PDT, Fox Sports Net * Radio--KMPC (1540). * Records--0-0, Rampage 0-0. * Update--The Avengers raised some eyebrows and expectations by winning their two exhibition games, including last week's 54-48 victory over Oklahoma. But the regular season can be a different beast. Just ask Grand Rapids, which went 3-11 in its first season in 1998 before improving to 8-6 last year.
October 2, 2001 |
Ed Hodgkiss, offensive coordinator for the Arena League Indiana Firebirds, was scheduled to meet with Avenger officials again Monday regarding the team's head coaching position. Casey Wasserman said no deal was imminent, but sources familiar with the negotiations said Hodgkiss was "close" to agreeing to a contract. Hodgkiss, along with interim coach Robert Lyles, is one of several candidates the Avengers have interviewed to replace Stan Brock, who was fired three games into the 2001 season.
April 27, 2001 |
vs. Arizona, 7:30 Fox Sports Net * Site--Staples Center. * Radio--KMPC (1540). * Records--Avengers 0-2, Rattlers 0-1. * Record vs. Rattlers (2000)--0-2. * Update--Looking for their first victories, both teams will try different quarterbacks tonight.
June 24, 2000
Todd Marinovich passed for 10 touchdowns, an Arena Football League record, and the Los Angeles Avengers defeated the Houston Thunderbears, 72-66, in overtime Friday night before 3,219 at the Compaq Center for their third consecutive victory. The game-winning score in overtime came on a 19-yard pass from Marinovich to Shannon Culver, who finished with five touchdown receptions. Marinovich completed 26 of 35 passes for 469 yards, with two interceptions.