Dean Cokinos
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Cokinos in 2017
Career information
College:UMass Boston
Undrafted:1990
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • ArenaCup champion (IX) (2008)
  • PIFL champion (2013)
  • PIFL Coach of the Year (2013)
  • GFL South Conference Champions (1996,1997,2000,2001)
Head coaching record
Regular season:152–85
Postseason:10–6
Career:162–91

Dean Cokinos is an American football coach.

College career

Cokinos attended University of Massachusetts Boston, where he was a running back for the Beacons.[1] He was a college teammate of Pat Sperduto, whom he later served under in Nashville.

Coaching career

.[2][3]Cokinos was an assistant coach for the Nashville Kats from 2005 to 2007. While with the Cats, he was also tasked with evaluating professional arena/indoor football players for the Tennessee Titans, who then owned the Kats.[2] Cokinos was later head coach of the Alabama Vipers, Georgia Force and New Orleans VooDoo, helping the Force reach the playoffs in 2011 and 2012.[4][5] He coached the Tennessee Valley Vipers to a 56 to 55 overtime victory against the Spokane Shock in ArenaCup IX.[4] Cokinos served as head coach of the Alabama Hammers of the Professional Indoor Football League from 2013 to 2014, winning the PIFL Championship in 2013 and being named Coach of the Year.[6] He was named assistant head coach and defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Storm on October 26, 2015.[7][8] On May 5, 2016, Cokinos was named the inaugural head coach for the Washington Arena Football League Team, which was later named the Washington Valor.[5][9] He held this position until May 16, 2018, when he was relieved of his position as coach of the then-winless Valor.

In 2019, he served as defensive coordinator of the Berlin Rebels in Germany.[10]

Head coaching record

AFL

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
ALA 2010 7 9 .438 4th in AC South 0 0 .000
GEO 2011 11 7 .611 2nd in AC South 1 1 .500 Lost to Jacksonville Sharks in AC Championship
GEO 2012 9 9 .500 2nd in AC South 0 1 .000 Lost to Jacksonville Sharks in Conference Semifinals
GEO total 20 16 .556 1 2 .333
NO 2015 3 14 .176 3rd in AC East 0 0 .000
WAS 2017 3 11 .214 5th in AFL 0 0 .000
WAS 2018 0 4 .000 (Fired) 0 0 .000
WAS total 3 15 .167 0 0 .000
Total[11] 33 54 .379 1 2 .333

af2, IFL and PIFL

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
WBS 2003 6 10 .375 3rd in af2 AC NE 0 0 .000
SA 2004 9 7 .563 4th in IFL 0 1 .000 Lost to Amarillo Dusters in Semifinals
TV 2008 10 6 .625 3rd in af2 AC South 4 0 1.000 Won ArenaCup IX
TV 2009 11 5 .688 1st in af2 AC South 0 1 1.000 Lost to Green Bay Blizzard in AC Round 1
TV total 21 11 .656 4 1 .800
ALA 2013 9 2 .818 1st in PIFL 2 0 1.000 Won PIFL Championship
ALA 2014 4 8 .333 4th in PIFL AC 0 0 .000
ALA total 13 10 .556 2 0 1.000
Total 49 38 .563 6 2 .750

References

  1. ^ Larry Mahoney (October 24, 1988). "UMass-Boston tops MMA 19-0". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "New Orleans VooDoo hire Dean Cokinos as its new head coach". nola.com. September 17, 2014. Archived from the original on September 8, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Dean Cokinos Becomes First Head Coach of Washington's AFL Team". arenafan.com. May 5, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Dean Cokinos". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ a b "Dean Cokinos Becomes First Head Coach of Washington's AFL Team". arenafootball.com. May 5, 2016. Archived from the original on May 6, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ "DEAN COKINOS OUT AS HAMMERS COACH". alabamahammers.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "STORM CONTINUES TO BUILD COACHING STAFF". tampabaystorm.com. October 26, 2015. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "Dean Cokinos". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 2, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  9. ^ Russel, Jake (May 5, 2016). "D.C.'s still-unnamed Arena Football League team tabs Dean Cokinos as head coach". washingtonpost.com. Archived from the original on August 22, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Kuci nimmt Auszeit". football-aktuell. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  11. ^ "Dean Cokinos Coaching Record". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved July 4, 2017.