Miami Valley Silverbacks
Founded 2006
History Miami Valley Silverbacks (2006-2010)
Dayton Silverbacks (2011-present)
Arena Hara Arena
Based in Trotwood, Ohio
Colors Black, Green, Silver


League AIFL (2006)
CIFL (2007–present)
Division Titles 0
Championships 0
Head coach Brian Wells
President Jeff Kolaczkowski
Official Dance Team Silverbabes
Mascot Big John

The Dayton Silverbacks are a professional indoor football team based in Dayton, Ohio. A member of the Continental Indoor Football League, the Silverbacks play their home games at Hara Arena in nearby Trotwood.

History[edit | edit source]

The team began play in 2006 as the Miami Valley Silverbacks, an expansion member of the American Indoor Football League. On Saturday, March 25, 2006, WR/DB Maurice Lee managed to set five AIFL wide receiver records, en route to his team's 57–54 Week 5 road victory over the Steubenville Stampede. He set the records for most catches (16), most reception yards (191), most receiving touchdowns (7), most points (42), and total touchdowns (7).

After the season, the team decided to move to the Continental Indoor Football League, along with their brother franchise, the Steubenville Stampede.

The Silverbacks planned on sitting out the 2009 CIFL season, but due to the West Virginia Wild getting suspended from the league, the CIFL offered for the Silverbacks to take the place of the Wild. They will play a 12-game season, primarily as a traveling team.

On April 14, the Silverbacks announced that a majority of their remaining 2009 season will be broadcast live online for free on MCP-TV at Professional sports announcer JT Szabo will provide the play-by-play. [1] The 2010 Silverbacks announced they will continue play in the CIFL as a travel squad. The team named former Cincinnati Swarm (af2), Louisville Fire (af2) and Cincinnati Marshals (NIFL) assistant Brian Wells as head coach. The 2010 Silverbacks finished the regular season with the best winning percentage in team history (.400) and their second ever playoff berth; Friday, June 18 vs. Cincinnati Commandos at Cincinnati Gardens. The Silverbacks will play 2011 home games at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio.

Season-By-Season[edit | edit source]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Miami Valley Silverbacks (AIFL)
2006 5 9 0 Matt King --
Miami Valley Silverbacks (CIFL)
2007 4 9 0 Matt King Lost GLD Qualifier (Chicago) 60-28
2008 3 9 0 Carl Allen --
2009 0 10 0 Derrick Sheppard --
2010 4 6 0 Brian Wells CIFL Playoffs
Dayton Silverbacks (CIFL)
2011 0 0 0 -- --
Totals 16 43 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

2007 CIFL Season Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 24 Port Huron Pirates Away Lost 7-54
March 30 Chicago Slaughter Home Lost 44-66
April 14 Marion Mayhem Home Won 51-48
April 21 Springfield Stallions Home Won 67-29
April 28 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 34-42
May 4 Port Huron Pirates Home Lost 19-78
May 11 Kalamazoo Xplosion Home Lost 37-40
May 18 Steubenville Stampede Home Won 66-44
May 25 Chicago Slaughter Away Lost 47-48
June 2 Kalamazoo Xplosion Away Lost 21-41
June 9 Springfield Stallions Away Won 56-22
June 16 Chesapeake Tide Away Lost 53-54
June 30 Chicago Slaughter (Playoffs) Away Lost 28-60

2008 CIFL Season Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 15 New Jersey Revolution Home Won 56-13
March 21 Fort Wayne Freedom Away Lost 48-52
March 29 Saginaw Sting Home Lost 26-70
April 4 Chicago Slaughter Away Lost 38-57
April 12 New England Surge Home Lost 26-54
April 19 Marion Mayhem Home Lost 33-61
April 27 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Away Won 43-42
May 2 Fort Wayne Freedom Home Won 35-29
May 16 Kalamazoo Xplosion Home Lost 13-48
May 24 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Away Lost 27-29
May 31 Kalamazoo Xplosion Away Lost 43-46
June 7 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 44-51

2009 CIFL Season Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 27 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 0-55
April 4 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Away CANCELLED
April 11 Rock River Raptors Away Lost 14-41
April 19 Wheeling Wildcats Home Lost 28-52
April 25 Fort Wayne Freedom Away Lost 28-34
May 2 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 2-36
May 9 Wheeling Wildcats Away Lost 13-33
May 17 Fort Wayne Freedom Home Lost 28-56
May 23 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away Lost 30-53
May 30 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Away Lost 32-40
June 6 Fort Wayne Freedom Away CANCELLED
June 13 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 20-53

2010 CIFL Season Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 13 Cincinnati Commandos Away L, 26-53
April 3 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away L, 32-38
April 10 Fort Wayne Firehawks Away L, 28-44
April 17 Chicago Cardinals Away W, 46-29
April 24 Cincinnati Commandos Away L, 50-58
May 1 Marion Mayhem Away L, 39-64
May 9 Fort Wayne Firehawks Away L, 8-26
May 15 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away W, 22-18
May 29 Chicago Cardinals Away W, 58-24
June 12 Marion Mayhem Away W, 2-0 FORFEIT
June 18 Cincinnati Commandos Away - (Playoffs) L, 24-48

2011 CIFL Season Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 5 Indianapolis Enforcers Home
March 19 Port Huron Predators Away
March 26 Marion Blue Racers Away
April 2 Cincinnati Commandos Home
April 9 Marion Blue Racers Home
April 23 Chicago Knights Away
April 29 Cincinnati Commandos Away
May 7 Indianapolis Enforcers Home
May 13 Chicago Knights Home
May 26 Port Huron Predators Home

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Silverbacks Broadcast Live On

External links[edit | edit source]

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