Kevin Guy

Kevin Guy
Arizona Rattlers
Position: Head coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-12-06) December 6, 1972
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Shelby County (AL)
College: Livingston
Undrafted: 1996
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 136
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Touchdowns: 1
Interceptions: 7
Head coaching record
Regular season: 105–37 (.739)
Postseason: 14–5 (.737)
Career: 119–42 (.739)
Player stats at

Kevin Guy (born December 6, 1972) is an arena football coach and former wide receiver and defensive back who is the head coach for the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). He played his college football at the Livingston University, and was an AFL wide receiver and defensive back from 1996 to 1999. He has been a football coach since 2000, and first served as a head coach in 2000 as the interim head coach for the New Jersey Red Dogs. After being the defensive coordinator for the San Jose SaberCats from 2006 to 2007, he became the Rattlers head coach in 2008.

Early life

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Guy grew up in Alabama then continued his high school career in Shelby County High School in Columbiana, Alabama, where he was a member of the Wildcats football team from 1987 to 1990.[1] Kevin then enrolled at Livingston University, and played wide receiver before finishing his career as a defensive back on the Livingston Tigers football team from 1991 to 1995.

College career

Guy was tested by many high level programs, taking visits to Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Samford and Chattanooga, but only received a scholarship from Livingston.[2]

Professional career

The Minnesota Fighting Pike signed Guy after he went unselected in the 1996 NFL Draft. He played 4 years as a wide receiver and defensive in the AFL, with Minnesota in 1996, the New Jersey Red Dogs from 1997 to 1999, and the Orlando Predators in 1999. He first became a regular starting defensive back in 1996 with Minnesota. In 1998 with New Jersey, he helped lead the Red Dogs to the AFL Semifinal.

Coaching career

In 2000, while not even being one year removed from the AFL, Guy was a defensive coordinator for the Red Dogs under head coach Frank Mattice. With 4 games left in the 2000 season, the Red Dogs fired Mattice, and Guy served the teams interim head coach for the remainder of the season. In 2001, he returned to the AFL as a defensive coordinator for the Florida Bobcats. He then became a head coach at the af2 level, starting in 2002 with the Tennessee Valley Vipers. After coaching Tennessee to 3 consecutive playoff berths 2002, 2003 & 2004, he moved to the Rio Grande Valley Dorados, and served as head coach during the 2005 season and led the Dorados to the National Conference Championship game. After the 2005 season, Guy was named the defensive coordinator for the San Jose SaberCats of the AFL. Guy's defensive squad helped lead the SaberCats to back-to-back American Conference Championship Game appearances, and a berth in ArenaBowl XXI, where the SaberCats would defeat the Chicago Rush. Following the SaberCats ArenaBowl victory, the Arizona Rattlers named Guy their 4th head coach in franchise history. Guy led the team to playoff appearances in his first five seasons there, making 4 consecutive appearances in the ArenaBowl, winning ArenaBowl XXV and ArenaBowl XXVI both over the Philadelphia Soul, and winning ArenaBowl XXVII over the Cleveland Gladiators.

San Jose SaberCats

In September 2005, Guy was named the defensive coordinator of the San Jose SaberCats of the AFL.[3]

Arizona Rattlers

Guy was named the head coach of the Arizona Rattlers in August 2007.[4]

Arena Football League record

Team Year Regular season Post season
WonLostWin %Finish Won Lost Win % Result
NJ 2000 1 3 .250 4th in NC East 0 0 .000
NJ Total 1 3 .250 0 0
ARI 2008 8 8 .500 2nd in AC West 0 1 .000 Lost to Grand Rapids Rampage in Wild Card
ARI 2010 10 6 .625 2nd in AC West 0 1 .000 Lost to Spokane Shock in Conference Semifinals
ARI 2011 16 2 .889 1st in NC West 2 1 .667 Lost to Jacksonville Sharks in ArenaBowl XXIV
ARI 2012 13 5 .722 1st in NC West 3 0 1.000 Won ArenaBowl XXV
ARI 2013 15 3 .833 1st in NC West 3 0 1.000 Won ArenaBowl XXVI
ARI 2014 15 3 .833 1st in NC West 3 0 1.000 Won ArenaBowl XXVII
ARI 2015 14 4 .778 1st in NC West 1 1 .500 Lost to San Jose Sabercats in NC Championship
ARI 2016 13 3 .813 1st in NC 2 1 0.666 Lost to Philadelphia Soul in ArenaBowl XXIX
ARI Total 104 34 .754 14 5 .737
Total[5] 105 37 .739 14 5 .737


  1. Drew Granthum (August 13, 2013). "Guy leads Rattlers to ArenaBowl". Shelby County Newspapers, Inc. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  2. "The road to the championship". Shelby Living Magazine. April 21, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  3. "SaberCats name Kevin Guy defensive coordinator". OurSports Central. September 20, 2005. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  4. "Kevin Guy Named Rattlers Head Coach". OurSports Central. August 10, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2008. External link in |work= (help)
  5. "Kevin Guy Coaching Record". Retrieved July 7, 2014.
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