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Alaska Wild
Alaska Wild logo
Founded 2006
League Indoor Football League
Team History Intense 2007-2008
IFL 2009-Present
Arena Sullivan Arena
Based in Anchorage, Alaska
Team colors Silver, Red, Black
President Randy "Doc" Deeter
Head Coach Floyd Johnson / Abe Henandez
Championships 0
Division Titles 0
Dancers Wild Fire Dance Team
Mascot Striker

The Alaska Wild is a professional indoor football team in the Indoor Football League. The Wildplay their home games at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska. Their games are broadcast live on the radio on KAFC.

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Team history

The Alaska Wild was organized May 6, 2006 to become Alaska's first professional football team. The name "Alaska Wild" was chosen from over 1,500 names submitted online on the team's website. They were originally intended to join the af2, yet on October 3, 2006, it was announced that due to financial concerns, the team would suspend operations until the 2008 season. However, the team later withdrew that statement and announced they would play the 2007 season in the Intense Football League.

The Alaska Wild made history on July 5, 2007, by winning their first ever football game in team history. Perhaps on a larger scale, it was the first ever professional football victory in the history of the state of Alaska. The Wild defeated the defending IFL champions, Odessa Roughnecks, 62-47. The Wild were lead to victory by Head Coach Hans Deemer. In 2008, the Wild have broken numerous league records. Demarcus James has broken the league interception record standing currently at 13. The Wild's roller coaster run has ended, as former owner Dave Weatherholt sold the team to local surgeon Randy "Doc" Deeter. Weatherholt's ownership had seen lots of turmoil. He was finally forced to sell the team by the league after he fired Deemer in May 2008. This caused the players to threaten a walkout unless new ownership was brought in. The team was sold days later. Floyd Johnson was named head coach in February 2009 after Deemer resigned. Their most notable rival is the Fairbanks Grizzlies, who play in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Season-by-season

The Wild in a game against the Bloomington Extreme in May 2009.

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Alaska Wild (Intense Football League)
2007 2 12 0 8th League --
2008 6 8 0 6th League Lost Round 1 (CenTex)
Alaska Wild (Indoor Football League)
2009 0 14 0 4th Intense Pacific --
2010* 1 1 0 -- --
Totals 9 36 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

Standings

Pacific North Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
Billings Outlaws 3 0 0 1.000 --- 0-0 0 0 0
Fairbanks Grizzlies 3 0 0 1.000 --- 0-0 0 0 0
Alaska Wild 1 1 0 0.500 1.5 0-0 0 0 0
Tri-Cities Fever 0 2 0 0.000 2.5 0-0 0 0 0
Kent Predators 0 3 0 0.000 3.0 0-0 0 0 0

Notable Players

Coaching changes

On April 13, 2007, the Alaska Wild fired coach Keith Evans just hours following the franchise's inaugural game. It marked another turn in the tumultuous path of the Alaska Wild, an expansion team in the Texas-based Intense Football League. The team was unable to agree on contract terms with coach Haywood Hill in January 2007 after prematurely announcing him as head coach the previous month. After Evans termination, Randy Magner was asked to take over head coaching duties, only to resign from the team entirely on April 16. On April 17, Hans Deemer was named head coach; Deemer had been the defensive line coach for the Wild. Deemer resigned in February of 2009. Floyd Johnson was named head coach and fired after starting 0-8. Sonny Rodriguez is now the Wild head coach. Sonny is also the head coach at AJ Dimond High School where he has had a horrible season with and he has recently been fired by the Wild after going 0-6 last year.

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