Carolina Cobras (NAL)
Established 2017
Play in Greensboro, North Carolina
at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
League/conference affiliations
National Arena League (2018–present)
Team colorsBlack, silver, red, white
Owner(s)National Sports Ventures
Head coachBilly Back
Team history
*Carolina Cobras (2018–present)
League championships (1)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Playoff appearances (2)
NAL: 2018, 2019
Home arena(s)
*Greensboro Coliseum Complex (2018–present)

The Carolina Cobras are a professional indoor football team in the National Arena League (NAL) and that began play for the 2018 season. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Cobras play their home games at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.[1]

The Cobras is the third indoor/arena team to call Greensboro home, following the Greensboro Prowlers of the af2 (20002003) and the Greensboro Revolution of the National Indoor Football League (20062007). A previous team called the Carolina Cobras played in the Arena Football League from 2000 until 2004. The AFL Cobras played three seasons in Raleigh and two in Charlotte before folding. The NAL Cobras use a logo similar in style to the defunct AFL Cobras' logo, but otherwise has no direct connection to the AFL franchise.


The Cobras were officially announced as members of the National Arena League (NAL) on December 4, 2017.[1] In their introductory announcement, the team named former Cincinnati Commandos, Texas Revolution, Nashville Venom and Wichita Falls Nighthawks head coach Billy Back as their new coach.[2]

The Cobras inaugural season finished with a regular season record of 10–5, taking second place in the league. The Cobras then defeated the Jacksonville Sharks in the playoff semifinal and earned the right to host the 2018 NAL Championship game at home after the first place Massachusetts Pirates lost their semifinal to the Columbus Lions.[3] With the Lions missing several starting players including their quarterback Mason Espinosa and all running backs,[4] the Cobras dominated Columbus in the championship game 66–8.[5]

Season-by-season resultsEdit

League champions Playoff berth League leader
Season League Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2018 NAL 2nd 10 5 0 Won semifinal (Jacksonville) 73–48
Won NAL Championship (Columbus) 66–8
2019 NAL 2nd 9 5 0 Won semifinal (Massachusetts) 30–26
Lost NAL Championship (Jacksonville) 48–52
Totals 19 10 0 All-time regular season record (2018–2019)
3 1 All-time postseason record (2018–2019)
22 11 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2018–2019)

Current rosterEdit

Carolina Cobras roster

Running backs

  • Currently vacant

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated February 24, 2019
  • 37 Active, 4 Inactive

More rosters

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Head coachesEdit

Note: Statistics are correct through the 2019 National Arena League regular season.

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Billy Back 2018–present 19100.65531


External linksEdit

Template:North Carolina Sports

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