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Les Moss Recognized for Part in Building an Empire

ALBANY, NY - The Arena Football League today announced the Assistant Coach of the Year award was given to Les Moss, Assistant Head Coach for the Albany Empire. This is Moss’s first Assistant Coach of the Year Award and recognizes his significant contributions to the overall coaching efforts with the Albany Empire this season.

Moss serves as the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Albany Empire. His play calling abilities helped Albany achieve League bests in total offense, scoring offense and touchdowns scored (88). His leadership was revealed as six of his offense players received First Team All-Arena accolades, with Malachi Jones (WR) also earning Receiver of the Year.

His duties extend beyond successfully coaching his offense and touch many areas of the overall football operations efforts. Moss also coordinates the logistics for all away games throughout the season and assists in the process of recruiting and signing players to the Empire’s team.

Moss is an important part of a cornerstone Empire coaching staff and has developed a unique AFL coaching background over the years. He began coaching in the AFL in 1989 and has since been part of four ArenaBowl Champion teams (1990, 1998,2000 and 2011). Most Notably from 2010-2016, Moss   served as the Head Coach for the Jacksonville Sharks and compiled a 77-54 record (.588 winning percentage), including an ArenaBowl championship in 2011. Moss won the Head Coach of the Year Award in 2010.

Moss, alongside the leadership of Empire Head Coach Rob Keefe, heads home to Albany to host the Philadelphia Soul in ArenaBowl 32, this Sunday, August 11, at Times Union Center. The 2019 AFL championship game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 at 8pm ET.

Tickets for the August 11 ArenaBowl championship game are on sale now by calling 518-533-2200, by going to, or by stopping by the Empire office located in the Times Union Center.  A limited number of great seats are still available!  

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About Albany Empire

Season memberships for the 2020 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Albany Empire sales department at (518) 533-2200 or by going to . Follow the team on Facebook at  and Twitter at

About the Arena Football League

The Arena Football League enters its 32nd season in 2019. Since its inception in 1987, the AFL showcases a fast-paced, exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets. With the addition of two new teams in Atlantic City, N.J., and Columbus, O.H., the League totals six teams for 2019: Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Columbus, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Each team will play 12 regular-season games in 2019. One can find the League can on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the handle @OfficialAFL.

About Times Union Center

Albany’s Times Union Center, formerly Pepsi Arena, continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2007, the Times Union Center is “Upstate New York’s Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world’s largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Times Union Center has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles. As a multi-purpose facility, the Times Union Center has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year. 

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest , and Instagram .

About Transfinder

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York, Transfinder is a national leader in intelligent transportation systems, providing transportation management systems and services to school districts, municipalities and adult care facilities. Transfinder, an Inc. magazine “fastest-growing company” for the past eleven straight years, has offices in Austin, Texas, and Shanghai, China. The software company develops and supports routing and scheduling solutions for optimal transportation logistics.

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