The Tulsa Oilers are a professional indoor football team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A member of the Indoor Football League (IFL), the Oilers began play in 2023 at the BOK Center. The Oilers are owned by Andy Scurto, owner of the ECHL hockey franchise of the same name.

Tulsa Oilers
Current season
Established 2022
Play in Tulsa, Oklahoma
at the BOK Center
TulsaOilersFootball.com
League/conference affiliations
Indoor Football League (2023–present)
  • Eastern Conference (2023–present)
Current uniform
Team colorsOil black and gold
   
Personnel
Owner(s)NL Sports, LLC (Andy Scurto)
Head coachMarvin Jones
Team history
  • Tulsa Oilers (2023–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Oilers are the third arena/indoor football team to play in Tulsa, following the Tulsa Talons of the af2 and Arena Football League (2000–2011) and the Oklahoma Defenders of the APFL and CPIFL (2012–2014).

History

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On July 26, 2022, Andy Scurto, owner of the Tulsa Oilers ECHL hockey team, announced that he had purchased an expansion franchise in the Indoor Football League set to begin play for the 2023 season.[1] Although several fans had hoped for a return of the Tulsa Talons brand, Scurto stated that his preference was for the team to have an oil-related nickname.[2]

On August 16, the five name-the-team contest finalists were announced, Bison, Crude, Oilers, Tornado, and Wildcatters.[3] The Oilers name, logo and color scheme was announced on September 10.[4] On September 14, 2022, the Oilers announced that Marvin Jones would serve as the team's first head coach.[5]

Season results

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League champions Conference champions Playoff berth League leader
Season League Conference Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2023 IFL Eastern 7th 2 13 0
2024 IFL Eastern 5th 6 10 0
Totals
8 23 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2023)

Head coaches

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Note: Statistics are correct as of the 2022 Indoor Football League season.

Head coach Season Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Marvin Jones 2023 2 13 0 .133 0 0

Roster

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Tulsa Oilers roster
Quarterbacks
  • 12 Andre Sale
  • 13 Dylan VanBoxel

Running backs

  •  9 Jarrod Ware Jr.

Wide receivers

  •   D'Marcus Adams
  • 11 Joshua Crockett
  • 10 Montero Dubose
  •  8 Jarius Mole
  •  3 Johnathan Nance
  •  2 Alexis Rosario
Offensive linemen
  • 54 Jake Balderrama
  • 68 Patrick Barrett
  • 75 Dante Bivens
  • 50 Jeremy West

Defensive linemen

  • 90 Chima Dunga
  • 15 Keiondre Hall
  • 44 Courtney Ledyard
  •  7 Noah Lyles
  • 94 Tre Smalls
Linebackers
  • 24 Tre Harvey
  •  5 Jordan Jones

Defensive backs

  • 22 Kaytron Allen
  • 23 Travion Bryant
  •  4 Taylor Hawkins
  •  0 Romon Morris
  • 48 Michael Witherspoon

Kickers

  • 16 Michael Hall
Reserve lists


Rookies in italics
[1] updated June 26, 2024
29 Active,

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References

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  1. ^ "IFL Adding Expansion Team in 2023 in Tulsa, OK". GoIFL.com. 2022-07-26. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  2. ^ Green, Kevin (2022-07-28). "NOTHING BUT GREEN: Naming Tulsa's Indoor Football League franchise". Claremore Daily Progress. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  3. ^ "Tulsa Indoor Football Announces Finalists for Team Name". TulsaOilersFootball.com. 2022-08-16. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  4. ^ "Oilers Revealed as the Team Name for Tulsa's New Indoor Football Franchise". TulsaOilersFootball.com. 2022-09-10. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  5. ^ "Oilers Name Marvin Jones as First Head Coach in Franchise History". OurSportsCentral.com. 2022-09-14. Retrieved 2022-09-14.
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