In this semi-regular series, we shall examine someone affiliated with the Arena Football League who meets Wikipedia’s strict standards for inclusion, and then attempt to either elaborate on the entry or make a joke about their alma mater or arrest record. Today, San Jose SaberCats Head Coach Darren Arbet.
Darren Arbet: Leader, Fighter, Lover. None of those descriptions grace his painfully sparse Wikipedia page, which includes the following tidbits, only one of which is interesting:
- 1. He is the head coach of the San Jose SaberCats.
- 2. He attended Edison High School in Stockton, CA.
- 3. While in high school, he played football and track & field.
- 4. His nephew Kevin Arbet is an NFL dropout.
- 5. In 2002, he became the first African-American head coach to win a professional football championship when the SaberCats won Arena Bowl XVI.
Woah, hang on a minute. The first? Then what the hell was everyone so excited about in Super Bowl XLI? Oh, right – it’s the Super Bowl. However, it must be gratifying to know that you were the first head coach to win a “professional” (like that loop hole?) football championship, break the color barrier, and forever be a footnote on someone else’s Wikipedia page.
When his life story is made into a movie (for TV?), we project that he’ll be played by none other than 24‘s Wayne Palmer.