Jeff Fisher Set to Serve as Head Coach During NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Jeff Fisher Joins Nashville Kats (AFL) as Chief Advisor

It’s been a big year for Arena football fans, but not nearly as big as things are going to be in 2024 when the Arena Football League (AFL) returns.

The AFL announced their return back in February, and since then the league has been slowly releasing information on the new season.

Today, we have some more major news hitting the wire. Former Tennessee Titans and Michigan Panthers head coach Jeff Fisher is headed to the Arena Football League.

In an interesting twist, late-Titans owner Bud Adams owned the Kats in their second stint. Fisher, 65, was coach of the Titans from 1995 to 2010 and the St. Louis/L.A. Rams from 2012-16 and most recently the Michigan Panthers of the USFL in their inaugural season.

I have always been a big fan of Arena Football, especially the Nashville Kats when they played here,” Fisher said. “It is so entertaining with so many talented players and coaches. And in that setting, the fans become so much a part of not only the game, but the overall experience.”

The new franchise is owned by Nashville Arena Sports, LLC and will play its home games at Municipal Auditorium, with the season opener set for April 27, 2024.

Zach Keilman of “The USFL Podcast” and “Inside the Walls” was quick to point out that the AFL has updated their website to now display the Nashville Kats logo.

As expected, the AFL put out a statement on the return of the Nashville Kats earlier today. They announced Jeff Fisher as Chief Advisor and Gregg Johnson as the teams General Manager.

This is another major step towrads hitting the field next year. As always, we’ll keep you posted as more information comes out on the upcoming AFL season.

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