|Offensive coordinator / Quarterbacks coach|
|Date of birth:July 21, 1976|
|Place of birth: Perryopolis, Pennsylvania|
|Undrafted in 1999|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| As player:|
* New England Sea Wolves (2000)
| As coach:|
* Los Angeles Avengers (QB/WR) (2008)
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Al Lucas Hero Team (2007)|
|Comp. / Att.||1,051 / 1,684|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Chad Thomas Salisbury (born July 21, 1976) is a former Arena Football League quarterback. He was formerly the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach for the Los Angeles Avengers. Salisbury is currently the Offensive Cordinator for the California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans football team
High school and college careersEdit
Salisbury attended Frazier High School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. While there, he was a two-time All-State selection in football and basketball. After high school, he went to play football for both New Mexico State and Buffalo.
While at New Mexico State, he passed for 2,291 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore. He finished his career in Buffalo's top five in completions (372), attempts (671), yards (4,947) and touchdowns (31). He earned honorable mention All-America honors from the Football Gazette after the 1997 season.
In his Arena Football League career, Salisbury played for five teams, but spent time with six total. He first joined the AFL with the New England Sea Wolves and moved with the team to Toronto when they became the Phantoms. He then played two seasons with the Chicago Rush. He played one season with the Columbus Destroyers, and was on the Georgia Force's practice squad before he finished his career by playing two seasons with the Grand Rapids Rampage.
In 2000, as a rookie, Salisbury completed 65.0% of his passes for 1,657 yards with 31 touchdowns and six interceptions for a quarterback rating of 114.06. He also carried the ball three times for 16 yards and two touchdowns. He won his first start in the AFL, beating the Tampa Bay Storm on the road. In 2001, he completed 59% of his passes for 1,186 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a quarterback rating of 92.52. He also carried the ball seven times for eight yards and two touchdowns. In 2002, he completed 66.9% of his passes for 2,186 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions for a quarterback rating of 100.4. He also carried the ball once for minus one yard. In 2003, his first season with the Rush, Salisbury completed 67.4% of his passes for 677 yards, 13 touchdowns, and seven interceptions for a quarterback rating of 91.43. He also carried the ball three times for five yards and one touchdown. In 2004, his last season in Chicago, he completed 62.7% of his passes for 438 yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions for a quarterback rating of 111.41. He also carried the ball five times for four yards and two touchdowns. In 2005, his only season with the Destroyers, Salisbury completed 52.4 for 380 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions for a quarterback rating of, a career-worst, 64.25. He also carried the ball five times, for a career-high 44 yards, and two touchdowns. In 2006, he completed 60.2% of his passes for 3,239 yards, 58 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions for a quarterback rating of 99.3. He also carried the 15 times for minus one yard and two touchdowns. In 2007, he completed 62.5% of his passes for 3,244 yards, 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions for a quarterback rating of 108.82. He also carried the ball three times for one yard.
On August 25, 2007 Salisbury retired after sustaining a concussion. However, he still continued in football as a coach and athletic director at Byron Center High School. In August 2008, Salisbury was hired to the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Avengers to be the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach. Preceding his time as an Arena League Football coach Salisbury began his tenure at California University Of Pennsylvania as the Vulcans' Quarterbacks Coach. Prior to the start of the 2016 football season, Salisbury was promoted to the Vulcans' offensive coordinator position. During Salisbury's first season as offensive coordinator, The Vulcans' completed an undefeated regular season. The Vulcans compete at the NCAA Division II level and are a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
Salisbury's nickname is "Big Country". His daughter's name, Braylin, was chosen after he heard former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards' name numerous times while watching the 2004 Michigan-Michigan State game. His newest addition to the family is his second daughter Madalyn. On March 17, 2018, Salisbury married his fiance Julie at a wedding ceremony held at the Southpoint Golf Club in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Slagter, Josh (September 11, 2008). "Ex-Rampage QB Salisbury joins Avengers staff". The Grand Rapids Press. Archived from the original on December 7, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dafDdN7I?url=http://www.mlive.com/rampage/index.ssf/2008/09/exrampage_qb_salisbury_joins_a.html. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- ↑ Wilson, Allen (August 29, 1997). "Big man at QB". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 15, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dmekGavt?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/BIG_MAN_AT_QB_UBaposS_NEW_FIELD_GENERAL_LOOKS_TO_PASS_OPENING_TEST-.html. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
- ↑ Felser, Larry (August 31, 1997). "Salisbury stakes his claim to major role in UB's football future". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 15, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dmf0zMog?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/SALISBURY_STAKES_HIS_CLAIM_TO_MAJOR_ROLE_IN_UBaposS_FOOTBALL_FUTURE.html. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
- ↑ Wilson, Allen (September 11, 1998). "Salisbury, UB look to get back on track against Lock Haven". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 15, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dmfFePle?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/SALISBURY_UB_LOOK_TO_GET_BACK_ON_TRACK_AGAINST_LOCK_HAVEN.html. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
- ↑ Cain, Sherman (April 14, 2000). "'Big' decision by Sea Wolves". Journal Inquirer. Archived from the original on December 7, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dafbndQq?url=http://www.journalinquirer.com/archives/big-decision-by-sea-wolves/article_02f0be29-8e8a-58f9-a44e-cd45a8d767ed.html. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- ↑ Wilson, Allen (April 29, 2000). "Ex-UB quarterback will face Destroyers tonight". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on December 15, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dmfgANHe?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/EX-UB_QUARTERBACK_WILL_FACE_DESTROYERS_TONIGHT.html. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
- ↑ "Ex-UB Bull Salisbury picks apart Destroyers". The Buffalo News. April 30, 2000. Archived from the original on December 15, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dmfyLBsx?url=http://www.buffalonews.com/EX-UB_BULL_SALISBURY_PICKS_APART_DESTROYERS.html. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
- ↑ Wald, Bruce (May 6, 2007). "Frazier grad Chad Salisbury continues intriguing arena football career". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on December 7, 2015. https://www.webcitation.org/6dafwFzc8?url=http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/regional/fayette/s_506112.html. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
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