Dayton Wolfpack
Established 2016
Folded 2017
Traveling team only
League/conference affiliations
National Arena League (2017)
Team colorsBlack, red, silver, white
Team history
*Dayton Wolfpack (2017)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)

The Dayton Wolfpack were a professional indoor football team and a charter member of the National Arena League (NAL) in its inaugural 2017 season. Originally to be based in Dayton, Ohio, the Wolfpack had announced their home venue as the Nutter Center but apparently failed to reach a lease agreement. The Wolfpack were then listed as a traveling team by the NAL.

The Wolfpack would have been the sixth indoor football team to call Dayton home, following the Dayton Skyhawks of the original Indoor Football League (1999–2000), the Dayton Warbirds/Bulldogs of the National Indoor Football League (2005–2006), The Marshals also of the NIFL (2007), the Dayton Silverbacks of the Continental Indoor Football League (2011–2012) and finally the Dayton Sharks also of the CIFL (2013–2014).


On August 11, 2016, the Arena Developmental League (which then became the National Arena League) officially announced the Wolfpack as its fourth charter team, following the previously announced Columbus Lions, High Country Grizzlies and Lehigh Valley Steelhawks.[1] The team was originally announced to be led by head coach Derrick Shepard and owners Jerome and Jesse Clark.[2]

Over social media, the owners of the Wolfpack announced they would be playing at the Nutter Center and the NAL made the schedule listing the Nutter as their home venue. Due to the Jacksonville Sharks needing to fulfill their previous eight home contract with their arena from their time in the Arena Football League, the Wolfpack and Corpus Christi Rage each were only scheduled for five home games, with four home games of the Wolfpack's falling on a Monday. However, by February 2017, several signed players reported over social media that they had all been released from their contracts due to lack of a home venue. By February 20, the NAL had removed their home games from the schedule, leaving the Wolfpack as a traveling team. Also over social media, Marcus Ray announced he would be operating the Wolfpack traveling team out of the Atlanta area for the season.[3]

Later in the season, Erasmus Harvey announced his new team, the Georgia Doom, would play the Georgia Firebirds as the Dayton Wolfpack for the April 29 game in Albany.[4]

The Wolfpack were not listed as members of the league after the NAL 2017 summer meetings concluded.[5]

Season-by-season resultsEdit

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2017 2017 NAL 7th 0 7 0

2017 seasonEdit

2017 Dayton Wolfpack season
Head Coach
Home Field Traveling team
Record 0–7
Place {{{division_place}}}
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Previous season Next season
2016 2018


Key:       Win       Tie       Loss       Bye

All start times were local time

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Sunday March 19 4:00pm at Lehigh Valley Steelhawks L 25–66 0–1 PPL Center
2 Monday March 27 7:00pm at Monterrey Steel L 24–61 0–2 Arena Monterrey
3 Saturday April 1 7:00pm at High Country Grizzles L 6–94 0–3 George M. Holmes Convocation Center
4 Monday April 10 7:05pm Monterrey Steel Cancelled[lower-alpha 1]
5 Sunday April 16 7:05pm Corpus Christi Rage Cancelled[lower-alpha 1]
7 Saturday April 29 7:00pm at Georgia Firebirds L 32–35 0–4 Albany Civic Center
8 Saturday May 6 7:00pm at Lehigh Valley Steelhawks L 6–68 0–5 PPL Center
9 Monday May 15 7:05pm High Country Grizzlies Cancelled[lower-alpha 1]
10 Saturday May 20 7:00pm at Columbus Lions L 0–77 0–6 Columbus Civic Center
11 Monday May 29 7:05pm Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Cancelled[lower-alpha 1]
12 Saturday June 3 7:00pm at Jacksonville Sharks L 32–77 0–7 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
13 BYE
14 Monday June 19 7:05pm Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Cancelled[lower-alpha 1]


2017 Dayton Wolfpack roster


Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 3, 2017
23 Active, 2 Inactive


External linksEdit

Template:2017 NAL season template

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