Kevin Guy was a receiver for UWA from 1991-1995. Unfortunately, he played on the same team as Matt Carman. Therefore Guy isn’t remembered at UWA for his stats.
He did, however, achieve a four-year career in the Arena Football League (AFL). Ironically, his professional career lasted longer than Carman’s did.
As a player, Guy played four seasons with the Minnesota Fighting Pike (1996), the New Jersey Red Dogs (1997-99) and the Orlando Predators (1999). primarily as a WR/DB, and helped the Predators to advance to ArenaBowl XIII.
Guy joined the coaching ranks following his AFL playing career. He started the 2000 campaign as the Defensive Coordinator with the New Jersey Red Dogs before, at only 26 years of age, being elevated to Interim head coach for the remaining four games of the season.
His team ranked fourth in the AFL in total defense and fifth in pass defense. Over the final four games as jead coach, the Red Dogs scored an average of nearly 10 points a game more than the first 10 games.
In 2001, Guy became the defensive coordinator of the Florida Bobcats of the AFL, where his defense held its opponents to fewer than 30 points a game twice and forced 26 turnovers on the year. The Bobcats also averaged six defensive stops per game.
Before heading to Rio Grande, Guy served as head coach and football operations director of the Tennessee Valley Vipers, winning 39 of 48 regular-season games and claiming a division title in each season. During the 2003 campaign, the Vipers won their first 14 games and advanced to the Conference Championship game, earning Guy the Coach of the Year award.
Guy spent 2005 as head coach and director of football operations for the Texas-based Rio Grande Valley Dorados, leading the club to a 10-6 regular season record and a trip to the league’s National Conference championship game.
The Dorados’ last win in 2005, a 65-42 win over Tulsa in the playoffs, lifted Guy to the top of the league’s coaching leaders.
When Guy joined the San Jose SaberCats in 2006, he left the af2 (arenafootball2) with the most wins in the history of the league. Guy amassed 52 career wins in his four seasons, averaging 13 victories a season.
Under Guy, the SaberCats were known as one of the league’s best defensive squads and also advanced to the American Conference Finals in 2006. They also won the ArenaBowl that year. The SaberCats allowed the second-fewest points in the league, an average of only 47.6 points per game.
The SaberCats finished fifth in the league in both yards allowed per game with 281.3 and in passing yards allowed with 266.2.
Coach Guy’s defense also led the league in red-zone defense (71.4 percent), fumble recoveries (20), fumble returns (18), fumble return average (6.7) and interception returns for touchdowns (five). The SaberCats were also second in turnover margin (+21), fumble returns for touchdowns (five), first downs allowed (311), third in interceptions (22) and fourth in sacks (19).
With the Arizona Rattlers in 2008, his first with the team, Guy successfully turned around one of the AFL’s most storied franchises after a few down years.
After the team finished with the second-worst record in the league in 2007, Guy took over in 2008 and led the team to the third-best record in the conference and a first-round home-playoff game. He finished the year as one of only four coaches to receive votes for AFL Coach of the Year, and as the runner-up for the award.
Guy built the team virtually from scratch, ending 2008 with only three players from the 2007 team and entering the season with nine rookies and seven second-year players. Guy joined the Arizona Rattlers on August 10, 2007.
In 2011, Guy led the Rattlers to an Arena Football League record of 18 wins, guiding the squad to a West Division Championship, National Conference Championship and an ArenaBowl XXIV appearance. Guy garnered the 2011 NFL Network Coach of the Year award in due part to his guidance of the record-breaking squad.
An arenafootball2 Hall of Fame inductee, Guy continues his illustrious career in Arena Football. A consistent winner, Guy owns a 73 percent winning percentage as a head coach (83-31).
During Guy’s tenure as an af2 coach, his teams have been consistently ranked near the top of the major statistical categories while working with rosters that have experienced a high rate of turnover.
Guy had 31 players in four years advance from the af2, with five joining the National Football League. He has also coached Ironman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Lineman of the Year award winners while having 14 players earn All-af2 recognition.
Guy is in his 12th season coaching in Arena Football, his eighth as a GM/Head Coach and his fourth in that position with the Arizona Rattlers.