|Red Dogs Name Former Player & NJ Native Amod Field As Defensive Backs Coach|
|CARLSTADT, NJ (March 16) -- New Jersey Red Dogs' Head Coach/GM, Frank Mattiace, announced today that the third year Arena Football franchise has named former defensive back Amod Field the new defensive backs coach.
Field, 31, played eight years as a professional in the Arena League, NFL and CFL. Amod most recently played defensive back for the Red Dogs last season. He began his pro career in 1990 and spent two seasons with the Phoenix Cardinals and then moved on to the British Columbia Lions of the CFL in 1992. He was a standout defensive player with the Lions and also led the conference in kick returns. He began his career in the Arena Football League in 1993. During his six year career in the league he played for many teams including the Tampa Bay Storm, New York Cityhawks and the Red Dogs.
"I am thrilled that Amod is back with the team. We needed that one extra person to help out on the defensive side of the ball," said Mattiace. "He is the type of person that can relate to the players what we are trying to accomplish with this team. I think that Amod can relay a lot of his experience that he has acquired in both the Arena League and the NFL and that will help to better prepare our players for this season."
Field is making his professional coaching debut with the Red Dogs. Amod is very active in the surrounding community, especially with the Patterson Board of Education. He organizes charity basketball games for local causes in New Jersey. Amod also coaches in the off season for Montclair State University.
"I want to thank Coach Mattiace for the opportunity to coach here in New Jersey. I think we have a great team here and can do some good things," said Field. "I am looking forward to working with the guys and trying to create one of the best defenses in the league. I would also like to thank the Patterson Board of Education for all of the support they have given me in the things I am trying to accomplish."