Ohio Valley Greyhounds
Established 1999
Folded 2007
Played in Wheeling, West Virginia
at the WesBanco Arena
League/conference affiliations
Original Indoor Football League 1999–2000

National Indoor Football League 2001–2004

United Indoor Football 2005–2007
Team colorsBlack, Red, Grey
CheerleadersGreyhound Girls
PresidentSharon Stephan
Head coachMark Bonar 2002–2003–2004–2005(partial year) – Record 49–6
Team history
* Steel Valley Smash
Ohio Valley Greyhounds
League championships (2)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)
*WesBanco Arena (1999-2007)

The Ohio Valley Greyhounds were a professional indoor football team. They began play in 1999 as the Steel Valley Smash, a charter member of the IFL. After the league folded, they moved to the NIFL, became a charter member, and renamed themselves as the Ohio Valley Greyhounds. After four successful years in the league, they moved to the UIF in 2005 and became a charter member to the new league. However, the Greyhounds failed to reach the same level of success from the NIFL years. Their home games were played at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia, which is also the home to the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers. After three dismal years in the UIF, the team folded in October 2007.[1]

Season-by-season Edit

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Steel Valley Smash (IFL)
1999 2 10 0 4th Southern --
2000 9 5 0 1st EC Southern Won Quarterfinal (Green Bay)
Lost Semifinal (Peoria)
Ohio Valley Greyhounds (NIFL)
2001 11 3 0 1st Atlantic Eastern Won Round 1 (Lake Charles)
Lost Semifinal (Mississippi)
2002 12 1 0 1st Atlantic Northern Won Round 1 (L. Rangers)
Win Semifinal (T. ThunderCats)
Won Indoor Bowl II (Billings)
2003 14 0 0 1st Atlantic Eastern Won Round 1 (Lexington)
Won Semifinal (Lake Charles)
Won Indoor Bowl III (Utah)
2004 11 3 0 1st Atlantic East Won AC Semifinal (Fort Wayne)
Lost AC Championship (Lexington)
Ohio Valley Greyhounds (UIF)
2005 6 9 0 2nd Midwest Lost Round 1 (Sioux City)
2006 6 9 0 3rd East --
2007 2 13 0 6th East --
Totals 73 53 0 (including playoffs)


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