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2013 Dayton Sharks season
Head Coach Chris Taylor
General Manager Troy Gantz
Home Field Hara Arena
Results
Record 8-2
Place 2nd
Playoff Finish Lost Semi-finals (Sting) 63-66
Timeline
Previous season Next season
N/A 2014

The 2013 Dayton Sharks season was be the 1st season for the American Continental Indoor Football League franchise.

In July 2012, the team announced CA Sports Entertainment LLC. was awarded an expansion franchise in Dayton, Ohio and that the team would be named the Dayton Sharks.[1] The Sharks filled the void left after the Dayton Silverbacks folded at the conclusion of the 2012 season.[2] The team is lead by Corwyn Thomas, who is the team's Managing General Parter, CEO and Chairman.[2] The team signed many local players, who have a track record for success, such at Tommy Jones and Robert Redd.[2] The franchise played its first game on February 15, defeating the Port Huron Patriots, 16-64.[3] Over 2,500 turned out to the Sharks' opening game.[4]

PlayersEdit

SigningsEdit

Position Player 2012 Team
QB Tommy Jones Saginaw Sting
QB Evan Sawyer Dayton Silverbacks
RB Derrick Moss Cincinnati Commandos
WR Melvin Bryant Marion Blue Racers
WR Shawn McGarity Cincinnati Commandos
WR Kenzey Mincy Cincinnati Commandos
WR Robert Redd Cleveland Gladiators
OL Josh Barnett Dayton Silverbacks
OL Josh Ellison Dayton Silverbacks
OL Frank Straub Cincinnati Commandos
DL Darrell Brown Cincinnati Commandos
DL Thomas Claggett Cincinnati Commandos
DL James Spikes Cincinnati Commandos
LB Santino Turnbow Cincinnati Commandos
DB Viterio Jones Dayton Silverbacks
DB Chris Respress Dayton Silverbacks
DB Melvin Thomas Dayton Silverbacks
K Zack Van Zandt Dayton Silverbacks

RosterEdit

Dayton Sharks rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated February 15, 2013
28 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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ScheduleEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
1 Bye
2 February 15 7:30 P.M. EST Port Huron Patriots W 64-16 1-0 Hara Arena
3 February 22 7:00 P.M. CST at Owensboro Rage W 54-14 2-0 The Next Level Sports Facility
4 March 2 7:00 P.M. EST at Marion Blue Racers W 47-28 3-0 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
5 March 10 4:00 P.M. EST at Kentucky Drillers W 62-35 4-0 Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
6 March 17 4:00 P.M. EST Kentucky Drillers W 55-12 5-0 Hara Arena
7 March 24 4:00 P.M. EST Saginaw Sting W 68-42 6-0 Hara Arena
8 Bye
9 April 6 7:30 P.M. EST at Port Huron Patriots W 38-35 7-0 McMorran Arena
10 April 14 4:00 P.M. EST Kentucky Xtreme W 47-41 8-0 Hara Arena
11 April 20 7:30 p.m. EST Erie Explosion L 14-21 8-1 Hara Arena
12 April 27 7:30 p.m. EST at Kentucky Xtreme L 29-59 8-2 Freedom Hall

StandingsEdit

2013 Continental Indoor Football Leagueview · talk · edit
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Saginaw Sting 3 0 0 1.000 147 89 49 29.67 W3
Dayton Sharks 2 0 0 1.000 118 30 59 15 W2
Erie Explosion 2 0 0 1.000 106 67 53 33.5 W2
Owensboro Rage 2 1 0 .667 108 96 36 32 L1
Port Huron Patriots 1 2 0 .333 85 153 28.33 51 L2
Marion Blue Racers 1 2 0 .333 70 91 23.33 30.33 W1
Kentucky Xtreme 0 1 0 .000 33 37 33 37 L1
Kane County Dawgs 0 1 0 .000 0 2 0 2 L1
Detroit Thunder 0 2 0 .000 55 105 27.5 52.5 L2
Kentucky Drillers 0 2 0 .000 42 94 21 47 L2

PostseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
Semi-finals May 4 7:30 P.M. EST at Saginaw Sting L 63-66 0-1 Dow Event Center

Coaching staffEdit

2013 Dayton Sharks staff
Front Office
  • Managing General Partner - Corwyn Thomas
  • President/General Manager - Troy Gantz
  • Director of Corporate Sales & Executive Assistant - Sarah Hettesheimer
  • Assistant General Manager/Director of Football Operations - Michael Kiraly
  • Chief Financial Officer - Mike McCormick
  • Legal Counsel - Brad Weber
  • Chief Marketing Officer - Danielle Hagen

Head Coach

  • Head Coach – Chris Taylor

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Line – Sean Middlebrooks
  • Secondary – LaVar Glover

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator - Jason Freshwater

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dayton Sharks to Play at Hara Arena". www.trotwood.org. City of Trotwood. December 3, 2012. http://www.trotwood.org/DaytonSharks.php. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Marc Pendleton (February 14, 2013). "Jones hopes to jump-start Sharks". Dayton Daily News. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/sports/jones-hopes-to-jump-start-sharks/nWPh6/. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  3. "Patriots fall to Sharks, 64-16". www.thetimesherald.com. February 15, 2013. http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20130215/SPORTS/302150024/Patriots-fall-Sharks-64-16. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  4. Marc Pendleton (February 15, 2013). "Sharks a hit in home opener". www.daytondailynews.com. Cox Media Group. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/sports/sharks-a-hit-in-home-opener/nWQn4/. Retrieved February 19, 2013.

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