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Central Valley Coyotes
Central Valley Coyotes
Established 2001
Folded 2009
Played in Selland Arena
in Fresno, California
Central Valley Coyotes helmet
Central Valley Coyotes logo
League/conference affiliations
af2 (2002-2009)
  • National Conference (2002-2006)
    • Western Division (2002-2006)
  • American Conference (2007)
    • West Division (2007)
  • National Conference (2008-2009)
    • West Division (2008-2009)
Team colorsBlack, red, gray, white
CheerleadersCoyote Girls
PresidentSanta Rosa Rancheria Tachi
Head coachFred Biletnikoff Jr.
Team history
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (1)
Playoff appearances (5)
Home arena(s)

The Central Valley Coyotes were a professional arena football team and were a charter member of Arena Football 1. As the newly forming af1 set aside its plans for a two tier league and began focusing only on bigger markets, Central Valley stepped down and tried to play in a league which was more friendly to smaller markets; such as the Indoor Football League or the American Indoor Football Association.

The team began as a 2002 expansion member of the af2, known as the original Bakersfield Blitz until 2004.[] They played their home games at Selland Arena in Fresno, California (With the exception of two home games during the 2008 season which were played at the Save Mart Center due to construction). The Central Valley Coyotes were in discussions with Indoor Football League Commissioner Tommy Benezio about possibly joining the Indoor Football League in 2011. However, those plans failed and the team ceased operations in December 2010.


Season-by-season record

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Bakersfield Blitz (af2)
2002 9 7 0 1st NC West Lost Week 1 (San Diego 40-27)
2003 8 7 1 2nd NC West Lost Week 1 (Arkansas 36-28)
Central Valley Coyotes (af2)
2004 3 13 0 4th NC West --
2005 8 8 0 3rd NC West --
2006 12 4 0 2nd NC West Lost Week 1 (Bakersfield 45-37)
2007 10 6 0 2nd AC West Won AC Round 1 (Manchester 42-41)
Lost AC Semifinal (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 70-53)
2008 10 6 0 2nd NC West Won NC Round 1 (Arkansas 68-55)
Lost NC Semifinal (Spokane 83-63)
2009 3 13 0 3rd NC West --
Totals 63 64 1 (including playoffs)

See also

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