Darren Arbet
Personal information
Born:Birmingham, Alabama
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Edison (Stockton, California)
College:Sacramento State
Position:Head coach
Undrafted:1986
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Rush attempts:2
Yards:8
Tackles:0.5
Sacks:1.0
Head coaching record
Regular season:169–73 (.698)
Postseason:19–9 (.679)
Career:188–82 (.696)
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Darren Arbet (born November 26, 1962) is a former Arena Football League head coach for the San Jose SaberCats. He has a career record of 169-73, including four titles, ArenaBowl XVI, ArenaBowl XVIII, ArenaBowl XXI, and ArenaBowl XXVIII.

Early life

Arbet attended Edison High School in Stockton, California, where he was a standout in football and track & field.

College career

Arbet played four seasons for the Sacramento State Hornets football team from 1981 to 1985 as a defensive end.

Professional career

Los Angeles Cobras

Arbet joined the Los Angeles Cobras in 1988.

Maryland Commandos

Arbet played for the Maryland Commandos in 1989.

Coaching career

Sacramento State

Arbet coached tight ends at his alma mater in 1990.

Albany Firebirds

Arbet received a job coaching fullbacks and linebackers for the Albany Firebirds in 1992. When defensive coordinator Doug Kay, received the offer to coach the Charlotte Rage in 1995, Arbet was promoted to defensive coordinator by the Firebirds.

San Jose SaberCats

On January 13, 1999, the San Jose SaberCats named Arbet their second head coach in franchise history.[1] He won four ArenaBowls with the SaberCats. He also served as general manager, and later bought a stake in the team. His tenure ended when the SaberCats pulled out of the AFL shortly after winning their fourth ArenaBowl.

Humboldt State University

Arbet became the Assistant Head Coach, Linebackers Coach, and Special Teams Coordinator for the Humboldt State Lumberjacks in 2016.[2]

Cabrillo Junior College

Head Coach 2017–2020

AFL head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
SJ 1999 6 8 .429 3rd in AC West
SJ 2000 12 2 .857 1st in AC Western 1 1 .500 Lost to Nashville Kats in Semifinals
SJ 2001 10 4 .714 1st in AC Western 1 1 .500 Lost to Nashville Kats in Semifinals
SJ 2002 13 1 .929 1st in AC Western 3 0 1.000 Defeated Arizona Rattlers to win ArenaBowl XVI
SJ 2003 12 4 .750 1st in AC Western 1 1 .500 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Semifinals
SJ 2004 11 5 .688 2nd in AC Western 3 0 1.000 Defeated Arizona Rattlers to win ArenaBowl XVIII
SJ 2005 9 7 .563 2nd in AC Western 0 1 .000 Lost to Colorado Crush in First Round
SJ 2006 10 6 .625 1st in AC Western 1 1 .500 Lost to Chicago Rush in Semifinals
SJ 2007 13 3 .813 1st in AC Western 3 0 1.000 Defeated Columbus Destroyers to win ArenaBowl XXI
SJ 2008 11 5 .688 1st in AC Western 2 1 .667 Lost to Philadelphia Soul in ArenaBowl XXII
SJ 2011 7 11 .389 4th in NC West
SJ 2012 12 6 .667 2nd in NC West 0 1 .000 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in First Round
SJ 2013 13 5 .722 3rd in NC West 0 1 .000 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in First Round
SJ 2014 13 5 .722 1st in NC Pacific 1 1 .500 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Semifinals
SJ 2015 17 1 .944 1st in NC Pacific 3 0 1.000 Defeated Jacksonville Sharks to win ArenaBowl XXVIII
Total[3] 169 73 .698 19 9 .679

Personal life

In 2002, Arbet became the first African-American head coach to win a pro-football championship when he coached the SaberCats to a victory at ArenaBowl XVI. His nephew is former AFL player Kevin Arbet.

References

  1. ^ William Bendetson (July 27, 2007). "Arbet doesn't want to be known as anything but a football coach". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  2. ^ Ferrara, John Ross (August 24, 2016). "Respect for the Game: A Coach's Journey From the Arena Football Hall of Fame to Redwood Bowl". lostcoastoutpost.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Darren Arbet Coaching Record". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.