In 2012, the Coyotes finished with 5,212 total yards and broke every first-year record for any expansion franchise in history, before losing the national championship in Las Vegas. In 2013, the Coyotes continued to shatter records with 4,154 total yards, with three of its players reaching Arena League tryouts.
The Coyotes serve the community with pride and passion, and set quality examples on the field, in the office and within the community. The Coyote organization exceeds fans’ expectations by demonstrating the highest character, appreciation and respect for the game.
In only two seasons, the Coyotes have won a league championship, beat the defending national champions, the defending league champions and a conference champion.
The Coyotes are proud to feature the Run ‘n’ Shoot offense, the most prolific attack in football history. SoCal favors the “pure” Run ‘n’ Shoot, based on the teachings of Darrel “Mouse” Davis, who created the offense 30 years ago. Davis is a frequent consultant to the team and personally authored the Coyote playbook.
The Coyotes hold multiple offensive records, and in 22 games have scored more than 40 points eight times, more than 50 three times, and more than 60 once.
The Coyote organization values the integrity of the game of football. We strive to operate corporately and individually in a way that is open, transparent and accountable. We value hard work, which we define as the continual exchange between our organization and the community. We believe God belongs in our locker room, and He hears us, and cares, and expects every person to live up to the potential they are blessed with. Our work ethic on and off the field makes our team and our fans expressive, passionate and personal. We believe in dignity, grace and fairness, and that the root of all trust is earned.
The Coyotes offer affordable family entertainment to fans across the nation, deliver high impact visibility for corporate sponsors; reach our local youth through mentoring and football programs; mentor and help advance our players, coaches and staff; instill a sense of community pride using local talent; and honor God in all we do.
–In 2012, an unprecedented 11 players were selected to post-season All-Star play, including quarterback Nate Lewis, running back David “The Diesel” Cathcart, receiver/returner Rashad “The Franchise” Roberts, slotback Demario “The President” Brown, Michael “Night Train” Bovain, linebacker Devion Brown, and slotback/punt returner Josh “The Flying Hawaiian” Asuncion.
–In 2012, quarterback Nate Lewis was named National Player of the Year and led the West to a stunning 26-6 All-Star game upset, where he also earned Most Valuable Player honors. Head Coach J. David Miller coached the West, and earned his first All-Star win.
–Among 800 Triple-A professional minor-league teams, quarterback Nate Lewis — over two seasons — owns national records for yards, completions, average yards per completion (15.2), average yards per game (474), and touchdowns. Lewis has now thrown for 5,721 yards and 63 touchdowns in 13 games of work over 2012-13, and averages a touchdown every seven completions.
–Wide receiver and kick returner Rashad Roberts set a league record in 2012 with 19 touchdowns, and responded in 2013 with 24 touchdowns.
–The Coyotes enjoy local, state and national media attention, and built a worldwide fan reach of more than 1.4 million in 24 countries.
The Coyotes were acquired November 1, 2012, and are a privately held non-profit organization.
2013 AAA Hall of Fame inductee J. David Miller is the Coyotes head coach, president and GM. He has coached at every level, and also is an established author and producer. He is a former Senior Vice President with the five-time World Champion Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League under Tim Marcum, the league’s all-time winningest coach.
Miller’s coaching record is 74-15 (.840 winning percentage). Miller played briefly under Western PA Hall of Famer Joe Haering with the Pittsburgh Gladiators in the Arena Football League during the 1987-89 seasons.
Miller was the AAA 2012 National Coach of the Year. He coached the West in the National All-Star Game in Las Vegas following the season, where his team scored a 26-6 upset victory. It was Miler’s first win in a national All-Star game. Coyote quarterback Nate Lewis earned MVP honors and set game records with 351 yards and three touchdowns.
As an author, Miller has written 13 books, including his latest with Dr. Jerry Argovitz, “Super Agent: The One Book the NFL and NCAA Doesn’t Want You to Read” (in stores now). He has collaborated with notable NFL coaches such as Hall of Famer Hank Stram and Jerry Glanville, and Southern Methodist University’s June Jones. Miller spent three years working with South Carolina athletic director and former baseball coach Ray Tanner, who earned two back-to-back national championships in 2010-11, and is now the Gamecocks Athletic Director, overseeing all sports.
Miller’s extensive business background also includes documentaries and award-winning marketing campaigns, where he directed projects with Super Bowl champion Mike Ditka and Dr. Robert Voy, former chief medical officer of the United States Olympic Committee.
Miller is married to Laurie Beth Miller, and has four daughters: Chelsea Rhea (22); Savannah Bey (17); Kailey Satsuko (14); and Madison Elise (11).
COACHING AND STAFF
WAYNE ANDERSON JR. is the Coyotes Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. He has been coaching football full-time for 25 years at the high school, collegiate and pro levels, including Florida Atlantic University, Waynesburg University and Edward Waters College. In the professional minor leagues, Anderson coached in four different countries, and most recently led the Bari (Italy) to a 2012 division title.
As a strong proponent of Mouse Davis and the Run ‘n’ Shoot Offense, Coach Anderson has done extensive research during his career on this subject and has implemented it in his own offensive systems. He has been a contributor for American Football Monthly Magazine since 2003. He and his wife Kathryn have two adult children Stefann and Sarah, and one grandchild, Jayce.
TEAM CHAPLAINS are pastors Wes Wilson and Ray Aguirre of the desert’s Sword of the Lord Ministries, a unique alliance that provides the Coyotes faith, home and career counseling and resources.
The Coyotes are partners with EuroStopwatch, the resource for verified player data in the United States and trusted by the top American Football Teams in Europe. Being active in the EUROBOWL, the EFAF-Cup and the Austrian Football League gives us a wide variety of personal connections to teams and organizations all over Europe.
The Coyotes also rely on numerous scouts and coaches throughout the NCAA, Arena Football League, Canadian Football League, National Football League and Europe to assist in the continual recruitment and development of its players.
Since 2012, Coyotes players enjoy direct contact with Mouse Davis, June Jones, Joe Haering, Tim Marcum and Jeff Reinebold.