Floyd Johnson is the new head coach of the Alaska Wild football team, the team announced Friday.
Hired during the offseason as the team's offensive coordinator, Johnson was promoted after Hans Deemer stepped down as head coach last month.
"Coach Johnson brings a different direction and new focus to this team," Wild owner Randy Deeter said in a press release. "He has a tremendous desire to win here."
Johnson, the Wild's fifth head coach since the team's debut in 2007, played for the Arena Football League 2's Wichita Stealth and Mobile Wizards as wide receiver and defensive back and for the Arena Football League's Arizona Rattlers.
In 2004 he was the defensive coordinator for the San Angelo Stampede and served as head coach of the Colorado Wildcats of the National Indoor Football League from 2005-06. He was most recently the head coach and assistant general manager of the New Mexico Wildcats (2007-08).
The Wild kick off the 2009 season with a St. Patrick's Day preseason game against the Fairbanks Grizzlies at the Curtis Menard Memorial Arena in Wasilla on March 17.
Anchorage Daily News