NAL brings arena football to Greensboro, announces ‘Carolina Cobras’ to play in 2018


The National Arena League has set its sights on Greensboro for the next team to join the NAL in 2018. The team will play at the Greensboro Coliseum and will be called the Carolina Cobras.

“We are extremely proud to be bringing a franchise to North Carolina. Greensboro has been prime target for NAL expansion with their connection with it’s neighboring cities Winston-Salem and High Point,” said NAL Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy. “We believe Greensboro’s community is well deserving of an arena football franchise and its region will be a strong foundation for a rapid growing fan base with an electric atmosphere to bring to the impressive Greensboro coliseum. The growth that we are having this year is a testament to our league’s strength and will be a reflection of our success to come in the future years.”


Matt Brown, the coliseum’s managing director, says this will be another live entertainment option for Triad residents to enjoy in the beginning of Spring 2018.

The head coach for the team will be Billy Back. Back’s resume include several championship seasons and an overall record of 82-27 as a head coach.

Back is an Ohio native who played college baseball at Miami University of Ohio and was a professional baseball player in the Pioneer League.