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PHILADELPHIA – The Soul avoided a lame-duck situation when the team announced that they have resigned head coach Clint Dolezel to a two-year deal.
Dolezel, three seasons with Soul, made three consecutive postseason appearances which influenced Soul GM Tom Goodhines to give him a new contract.
“Clint is the right person for the job here in Philadelphia,” Soul GM Tom Goodhines said in a press release. “He was a big part of our success over the last three seasons and will continue to a big reason why the Soul will remain a title contender year-in and year-out.”
Despite the fact that the Soul made the postseason this past season, the team has still undergone several bumps along the way as far as giving up game winners and getting embarrassed in the first round losing to the Cleveland Gladiators. However, coach Dolezel did in fact lead a team that finished 2nd in scoring offense and Clint still believes that there is a championship mindset in Philadelphia.
“I’m excited to stay with the best organization in the Arena Football League,” Dolezel said. “I don’t think there is an organization or city that is more committed to winning a championship than the Soul and the city of Philadelphia. I am proud to be a part of it.”
Soul Co-owner Ron Jaworski sent out a release and noted that Philly wants to win a championship and thinks that Dolezel should be the one holding the playbook if the team makes the Arena Bowl.
“The city of Philadelphia demands a winner and Clint’s competitiveness and drive to succeed will help us deliver,” Jaworski said. “The foundation has been set for the Soul to remain a perennial title contender and we are all excited for what is ahead for this franchise.”
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