Former NFL HC Jeff Fisher Takes Over as Interim Arena Football League Commissioner - 2 minutes read

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The Arena Football League will have a familiar face taking over as interim commissioner.

Former NFL head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters Tuesday that he will be the league's new interim commissioner. He was already the president of operations for the Nashville Kats.

"This league is good," he said. "We're looking forward to continuing and finishing the season."

This comes amid questions about the league's long-term viability.

Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk noted the league is down from 16 teams to 12 after the Minnesota Myth, Philadelphia Soul, Iowa Rampage and Georgia Force all folded. Williams pointed out that some of the team owners around the league wanted Fisher as a temporary replacement for commissioner Lee Hutton.

While Fisher is best known for his days as an NFL head coach, he was also involved in the Alliance of American Football in 2019 and the USFL prior to joining the Arena League. He was the head coach of the USFL's Michigan Panthers in 2022.

Still, he is a familiar name to most football fans because of his role in the NFL.

Fisher was the head coach of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans for 17 seasons from 1994 through 2010. He went 142-120 overall and even reached the Super Bowl during the 1999 campaign.

In all, he reached the playoffs six times during his tenure but never took home the Lombardi Trophy.

Fisher also coached the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams from 2012 until he was fired 13 games into the 2016 season. He was not as successful with the Rams and went 31-45-1 with zero postseason appearances.

His Rams teams finished below .500 in each of his five seasons.

Source: Bleacher Report

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