Termination of an Arena Football Legend: Tim Marcum Out As Tampa Bay Storm Coach

Nick ShortsContributor IFebruary 16, 2011

As reported by 620 WDAE, Coach Tim Marcum has reportedly been ousted as head coach by the new Tampa Bay Lightning ownership.

This follows a series of events where information from his laptop was released following a lawsuit, in which Marcum demanded compensation for unpaid time.

A former radio personality for the Tampa Bay Storm has since confirmed this release.

According to a local news source, pornographic material, anti-Obama rhetoric and "overtly racist" speech was found, all in relation to a mailing list shared with other football personalities.

In his time with the Storm, Marcum had been the winningest coach in AFL history, received two Coach of the Year awards, was inducted into the Arena Football Hall of Fame and brought three World Championship banners to the St. Pete Times Forum (seven total in his career with Denver, Detroit and Tampa Bay).

According to Jason Dixon, Dave Ewart will be named the new head coach with John Kaleo (quarterback of the 2003 Arena Bowl Championship team) as an assistant.


Update (17FEB11):

Tim Marcum has officially resigned and Dave Ewart has been named the new head coach, following years of dedicated service as an assistant coach.