Blaze name AFL veteran new coach

Jan 26, 2010 - 10:50 PM WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah(AP) -- The Utah Blaze of the new Arena Football One league have hired Ernesto Purnsley to be the team's first coach.

Purnsley spent 10 years coaching in the Arena Football League, which folded before the 2009 season. He spent five years as defensive coordinator for the Colorado Crush and was the Chicago Rush's defensive coordinator in the AFL's final season. Purnsley was also an assistant at Albany and Indiana.

The Blaze are scheduled to open the season April 9 against Spokane at the E Center.


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