Darren Arbet (born November 26, 1962) is a former Arena Football League head coach for the San Jose SaberCats. He has a career record of 169-73, including four titles, ArenaBowl XVI, ArenaBowl XVIII, ArenaBowl XXI, and ArenaBowl XXVIII. He is currently the head coach for Cabrillo College, a junior college in Aptos, California.
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Edison (Stockton, California)|
|As a player:|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|As a coach:|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career Arena statistics|
|Head coaching record|
|Regular season:||169–73 (.698)|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Los Angeles CobrasEdit
Arbet joined the Los Angeles Cobras in 1988.
Arbet played for the Maryland Commandos in 1989.
Arbet coached tight ends at his alma mater in 1990.
Arbet received a job coaching fullbacks and linebackers for the Albany Firebirds in 1992. When defensive coordinator Doug Kay, received the offer to coach the Charlotte Rage in 1995, Arbet was promoted to defensive coordinator by the Firebirds.
San Jose SaberCatsEdit
On January 13, 1999, the San Jose SaberCats named Arbet their second head coach in franchise history. He won four ArenaBowls with the SaberCats. He also served as general manager, and later bought a stake in the team. His tenure ended when the SaberCats pulled out of the AFL shortly after winning their fourth ArenaBowl.
Humboldt State UniversityEdit
|Year||Won||Lost||Win %||Won||Lost||Win %||Bowl Game|
|2019||4||2||0.750||8||3||0.875||Living Breath Bowl|
AFL head coaching recordEdit
|Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|SJ||1999||6||8||.429||3rd in AC West||–||–||–||–|
|SJ||2000||12||2||.857||1st in AC Western||1||1||.500||Lost to Nashville Kats in Semifinals|
|SJ||2001||10||4||.714||1st in AC Western||1||1||.500||Lost to Nashville Kats in Semifinals|
|SJ||2002||13||1||.929||1st in AC Western||3||0||1.000||Defeated Arizona Rattlers to win ArenaBowl XVI|
|SJ||2003||12||4||.750||1st in AC Western||1||1||.500||Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Semifinals|
|SJ||2004||11||5||.688||2nd in AC Western||3||0||1.000||Defeated Arizona Rattlers to win ArenaBowl XVIII|
|SJ||2005||9||7||.563||2nd in AC Western||0||1||.000||Lost to Colorado Crush in First Round|
|SJ||2006||10||6||.625||1st in AC Western||1||1||.500||Lost to Chicago Rush in Semifinals|
|SJ||2007||13||3||.813||1st in AC Western||3||0||1.000||Defeated Columbus Destroyers to win ArenaBowl XXI|
|SJ||2008||11||5||.688||1st in AC Western||2||1||.667||Lost to Philadelphia Soul in ArenaBowl XXII|
|SJ||2011||7||11||.389||4th in NC West||–||–||–||–|
|SJ||2012||12||6||.667||2nd in NC West||0||1||.000||Lost to Arizona Rattlers in First Round|
|SJ||2013||13||5||.722||3rd in NC West||0||1||.000||Lost to Arizona Rattlers in First Round|
|SJ||2014||13||5||.722||1st in NC Pacific||1||1||.500||Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Semifinals|
|SJ||2015||17||1||.944||1st in NC Pacific||3||0||1.000||Defeated Jacksonville Sharks to win ArenaBowl XXVIII|
In 2002, Arbet became the first African-American head coach to win a pro-football championship when he coached the SaberCats to a victory at ArenaBowl XVI. His nephew is former AFL player Kevin Arbet.
- William Bendetson (July 27, 2007). "Arbet doesn't want to be known as anything but a football coach". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- Ferrara, John Ross (August 24, 2016). "Respect for the Game: A Coach's Journey From the Arena Football Hall of Fame to Redwood Bowl". lostcoastoutpost.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- "Darren Arbet Coaching Record". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.