Doug Kay

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Doug Kay
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Kay in 2017
Biographical details
Born Chicago, Iillinois
Alma mater
Playing career
Football
?–1959 Western Illinois
Baseball
?–? Western Illinois
Position(s) Quarterback, defensive back, tight end, punter
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960 Western Illinois (QB/WR)
1961–1966 Deerfield HS (IL)
1967–1969 Indiana State (DC)
1971–1975 Olivet
1976 San Jose State (OC)
1977–1979 UCLA (DL/LB)
1980–1982 Hawaii (AHC/DC)
1983-1985 Portland Breakers
1986 Tampa Bay Bandits
1991 Raleigh–Durham Skyhawks (DC)
1993 Tampa Bay Storm (DC)
1994 Tampa Bay Storm (DC)
1995 Charlotte Rage
1997 Arizona Rattlers (Assistant)
2000–2001 Carolina Cobras
2002 Tampa Bay Storm (Asst)
2006–2008 Columbus Destroyers
2013–2014 Tampa Bay Storm (AHC)
2017 Tampa Bay Storm (AHC)
Head coaching record
Overall23–20–1 (college)
36–55 (AFL)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 MIAA (1974)
2 ArenaBowl (1993, 1997)

Doug Kay is a retired American football coach who was most recently assistant head coach for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL), which league ceased operations after the 2017 season. He has more than 55 years of football experience, including 12 seasons in the AFL. He was the head coach of the Charlotte Rage, Carolina Cobras and Columbus Destroyers. He was also the head football coach at Olivet College from 1971 to 1975.

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College career

Kay played college football under the tutelage of Lou Saban as a quarterback, defensive back, tight end and punter at Western Illinois University. He also played baseball at Western Illinois. He received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Western Illinois in 1961.

Coaching career

Kay directing the Storm defense during a timeout. Kay directing the Storm defense.jpg
Kay directing the Storm defense during a timeout.

Kay's coaching career began in 1960 at his alma mater, Western Illinois University, as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach. In 1961, Kay took over at Deerfield High School in Illinois, and coached there through the 1966 season; he was replaced by Paul Adams when he decided to return to college football.

From 1967–1969 Kay served as the defensive coordinator at Indiana State University. Kay was then named the head coach of Olivet College in 1970. He spent the next six seasons with Olivet before taking over as the offensive coordinator at San José State University in 1976.

Kay moved to UCLA in 1977 where he was an assistant coach, working mainly with the linebackers and defensive line. In 1980, he took over at the University of Hawaii as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator for three seasons. Kay spent four seasons in the United States Football League with the Boston/New Orleans Breakers and Tampa Bay Bandits.

His AFL experience began in 1993 as defensive coordinator of the ArenaBowl VII champion Tampa Bay Storm. Four years later, Kay was once again defensive coordinator of a championship team, helping the Arizona Rattlers capture ArenaBowl XI in 1997.

Kay was head coach of the Charlotte Rage in 1995 and returned to Charlotte as the head coach of the Carolina Cobras in 2000 and 2001. In 2001, Kay led the Cobras to their first non-losing season in their five-year franchise at a 7–7 record. He was head coach of the Columbus Destroyers from 2006 to 2008. In 2006, Kay led the Destroyers to their first non-losing season in the eight-year history of the franchise with an 8–8 record, setting franchise records for most wins and most road wins. He also tied a franchise record for most home wins with four. In 2007, despite a 7–9 regular season record, he won three playoff games and led the Destroyers to an appearance in ArenaBowl XXI, where they lost to the San Jose SaberCats. [1] [2] A 3–13 season in 2008 led to his dismissal. [3] He later became an assistant for the Storm, where he was working when the league folded in 2017.

Head coaching record

College

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
Olivet Comets (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)(1971–1975)
1971 Olivet3–4–12–2–13rd
1972 Olivet3–62–34th
1973 Olivet6–33–2T–2nd
1974 Olivet7–25–01st
1975 Olivet4–52–3T–4th
Olivet:23–20–114–10–1
Total:23–20–1
      National championship        Conference title        Conference division title or championship game berth

AFL

TeamYearRegular seasonPostseason
WonLostWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
CHA 1995 57.4172nd in NC East00.000
CAR 2000 311.2145th in NC South00.000
CAR 2001 76.538Resigned00.000
CAR total1017.37000.000
COL 2006 88.5004th in NC East00.000
COL 2007 79.4383rd in NC East31.750Lost to San Jose SaberCats in ArenaBowl XXI
COL 2008 313.1885th in NC East00.000
COL total1830.37531.750
Total [4] 3354.37931.750

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References

  1. "SaberCats crush Destroyers in ArenaBowl". Associated Press . Boston.com. July 29, 2007. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  2. Associated Press (July 29, 2007). "Upstart vs. juggernaut in showdown". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Retrieved February 20, 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  3. Rabinowitz, Bill (June 23, 2008). "Kay won't be back as coach of Destroyers". The Columbus Dispatch . Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  4. "Doug Kay Coaching Record". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.