Green Bay Blizzard

Green Bay Blizzard – About, History, Staff, Players

This post has everything you would like to know about the Green Bay Blizzard football team.

Highlights:

  • Established in 2003 and headquartered in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, USA
  • A member of IFL’s Eastern Conference since 2022
  • Uses the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon as their home stadium

Let’s get down to business!

Who is the Green Bay Blizzard?

The Green Bay Blizzard is an American pro indoor football team formed in 2003. Their headquarters is in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, where they played their home games at the Resch Center. They played in the Arena Football League’s developmental league (AF2) for seven seasons before joining the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 2010.

Their official team colors are silver, white, and forest green.

Green Bay Blizzard logo
Green Bay Blizzard logo

History

The Green Bay Blizzard started playing game as an af2 expansion team in 2003. The team’s Head at this time was Jose Jefferson. When the 2004 season started, the team replaced their head coach with Brian Noble who was the former Green Bay Packers’ linebacker. They finished 6–10 in the 2004 season.

In 2005, the team joined the American Conference’s East division and reached the postseason for the first time.

Green Bay Blizzard team
Green Bay Blizzard team

The Green Bay Blizzard had a new owner, as an investment group led by Brian Noble acquired the team investment group. They replaced their Head Coach with Bob Landsee who was a member of the Arena Football League.

Landsee had to take a leave during the 2007 season due to the challenges he experienced from his surgery. The team’s Defensive Coordinator, Doug Lytle, immediately assumed his role and led them 9–7 in the season.

Bob Landsee returned in 2008, led the team to win 11–5, and assumed a Midwest Division title. The following persons subsequently operated the team’s coaching staff:

  • 2007 – Doug Lytle
  • 2010–2011 – Rik Richards
  • 2012–2013 – Robert Fuller (Renowned as the IFL Coach of the Year 2012)
  • 2013–2014 – Chad Baldwin
  • 2014–2015 – Tommie Williams
  • 2016–2018 – Chris Williams
  • 2018–present – Corey Roberson

Coaching Staff

The following are Green Bay Blizzard’s current coaching staff:

  • Larry & Kathy Treankler – Co-owner
  • Ryan Hopson – Director of Ticket Sales
  • Ryan Napralla – Group Sales & Season Tickets
  • Selena Cashman – Social Media & Community Relations
  • Corey Roberson – Head Coach
  • Matt Behrendt – Offensive Coordinator
  • Dean Picotte – Offensive Line/Defensive Line Coach
  • Brooke Kretsch – Athletic Trainer

Players Roster

Below are Green Bay Blizzard current players’ roster.

Quarterbacks

  • #7 Max Meylor

Running Backs

  • E.J. Burgess
  • Jalyn Cagle

Wide Receivers

  • Jevin Frett
  • #6 Mike Green Jr.
  • Shamond Greenwood
  • Raheem Harvey
  • Lowell Patron
  • Tamarick Vanover Jr.

Offensive Linemen

  • #79 Trent Clark
  • Josh Cooper
  • Nathan Roehr
  • Desmond Thomas

Defensive Linemen

  • #14 Rafiq Abdul-Wahid
  • Keenan Evans
  • L.J. Lovelace
  • Jacobe Miles
  • Brendan Nichols
  • Brandon Penerton

Linebackers

  • James Brown
  • Tyrone Ferguson

Defensive Backs

  • Nijul Canada
  • Jamauri Laguerre
  • Michael Miller
  • #22 Ravarius Rivers
  • #24 Shawn Steele II
  • Dedrick Vanover
  • Cyntel Williams

Seasonal Records

Here is a list of the Green Bay Blizzard seasonal wins and losses records:

Season-by-season wins

  • 2006 – Won 67–50 in the af2 Conference Semifinal, playing against the Memphis Xplorers
  • 2006 – Won 60–47 in the af2 Conference Championship, playing against the Florida Firecats
  • 2007 – Won 39–34 in the af2 Conference Round 1, playing against the Quad City Steamwheelers
  • 2007 – Won 37–27 in the Conference Semifinal, playing against the Louisville Fire
  • 2008 – Won 65–37 in the af2 Conference Round 1, playing against the Lexington (The Kentucky Horsemen)
  • 2009 – Won 60–56 in the af2 Conference Round 1, playing against the Tennessee Valley (The Alabama Vipers)
  • 2009 – Won 51–46 in the Conference Semifinal, playing against the Iowa Barnstormers
  • 2011 – Won 68–51 in the IFL Conference Semifinal, playing against the Reading Express
  • 2012 – Won 51–30 in the IFL Conference Semifinal, playing against the Bloomington Edge

Season-by-season losses

  • 2005 – Lost 41–48 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers in the af2 Wild Card round
  • 2006 – Lost 34–57 to the Spokane Shock in the af2 ArenaCup VII Championship
  • 2007 – Lost 43–46 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers in the af2 Conference Championship
  • 2008 – Lost 54–55 to the Manchester Wolves in the af2 Conference Semifinal
  • 2009 – Lost 67–72 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers in the af2 Conference Championship
  • 2010 – Lost 39–46 to the Chicago Slaughter in the Conference Quarterfinal
  • 2011 – Lost 12–52 to the Sioux Falls Storm in the IFL Conference Championship
  • 2012 – Lost 42–61 to the Sioux Falls Storm in the IFL Conference Championship
  • 2019 – Lost 40-45 to the Nebraska Danger in the IFL First Round

Awards and Achievements

Below are various awards that the Green Bay Blizzard football team has won since its formation:

  • Most Improved Player ‘2010’ – Maurice Simpkins (Linebacker)
  • Most Improved Player ‘2016’ – Markeith Summers (Wide Receiver)
  • Special Teams Player of the Year ‘2011, 2013, 2018’ – B. J. Hill (Kick Returner)
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year ‘2011’– Arkeith Brown (Defensive Back)
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year ‘2019’ – Bakari Triggs (Defensive Back)
  • Rookie of the Year ‘2014’ – Nate Wara (Quarterback)
  • Adam Pringle Award ‘2017’ – Jack Bramswig (Wide Receiver)
  • IFL Coach of the Year ‘2012’ – Robert Fuller
  • IFL Coach of the Year ‘2019’ – Corey Roberson

Head Coach History

Below is a list showing the head coaches that has served the Green Bay Blizzard football team and their respective terms:

  • 2003 – Jose Jefferson      
  • 2004 – Brian Noble
  • 2005–2006, 2008–2009 – Bob Landsee
  • 2007 – Doug Lytle
  • 2010–2011 – Rik Richards
  • 2012–2013 – Robert Fuller IFL Coach of the Year (2012)
  • 2013–2014 – Chad Baldwin
  • 2014–2015 – Tommie Williams
  • 2016–2018 – Chris Williams
  • 2018–present – Corey Roberson IFL Coach of the Year (2019)

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