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Alabama Vipers
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Founded:

2000

Folded:

2010

Location:

Huntsville, Alabama

Arena:

Von Braun Center

Team Colors:

Green, Black, White

Owner(s):

-

Head Coach(es):

Dean Cokinos

Division Titles:

-

Championships:

1 (af2: 2008)

The Alabama Vipers are a former franchise primarily recognized by the Arena Football League. The team was created in 2000 as the Tennessee Valley Vipers to compete in the AFL's minor league af2. In 2010, the Vipers changed their name to the Alabama Vipers and joined the AFL. At the end of the 2010 season, it was announced that the Vipers franchise would fold and would move their base of operations to Georgia in order to revive the Georgia Force franchise. The Vipers are one of nine franchises in league history to only last one year with the AFL.

af2 to AFL (2010)Edit

After a successful run in the AFL's minor league af2, the Alabama Vipers took the opportunity to transition into the AFL. They employed rookie head coach Dean Cokinos to lead the team into a new era. The Vipers opened up the season with a loss to the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings. The loss did not deter them, however, as they won their next three games, including a week four game against the Milwaukee Mustangs that saw the team put up a season-high 75 points. The team lost their next two games against the Tulsa Talons and Orlando Predators. The Vipers went 3-3 the next six weeks, then finished the season losing four of their last five games. The Alabama Vipers finished the 2010 AFL regular season with an overall record of 7-9.

Following a decent debut season, the team announced prior to the 2011 AFL season that they would be shutting down football operations in order to revive the previously dormant Georgia Force AFL franchise.

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