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11/18/97 - The Storm filled out its assistant coaching vacancy by announcing the hiring of Lary Kuharich to the coaching staff. Kuharich replaces Dave Winham, who left in October to head up the expansion franchise in Buffalo. Kuharich is no stranger to the Storm, having assisted Fran Curci in 1991 and serving as head coach from 1992-94. He led the Storm to the ArenaBowl VI title in 1993 and compiled a 29-11 record in three years as head coach. He resigned his position at the end of the 1994 season to coach the Scottish Claymores of the World League. Upon being dismissed from the Claymores in March 1995, he returned to the AFL with the Connecticut Coyotes in 1996 and the expansion New York CityHawks in 1997. However, the success he found in Tampa did not transfer to the Northeast, as he collected a Rich Kotite-esque 3-25 record in those two seasons. He was fired by the CityHawks at the close of this past season, and now will return to the site of his most successful tenure. His addition also brings the Storm a vital connection with its past, as he joins WR/LB Stevie Thomas, DS Tracey Perkins and FB/LB Andre Bowden as members of the first-season 1991 championship team who are affiliated with the club.

11/19/97 - The four-time World Champion Tampa Bay Storm's family grew by one more today with the birth of a baby boy to Nathalie Bertrand, the Storm's Promotions Director. Definite STORM Material weighing in at 7.7lbs and 20". Thanks to Gene Wells for the information.

11/21/97 - The Storm Shelter was named a Dick Butkus Football Network 1997 All Pro Site. The honor can be found on our new Internet Awards page.

12/09/97 - Look for the Tampa Bay Storm to have a much better season in 1998. The 1998 schedule was released on Monday December 8. Besides the usual division games against state foe Orlando Predators and the Florida Bobcats and new division rival Nashville Kats, the Storm will have a very interesting season. Like 1997, the four-time world champions will open and close the season on the road. Their non-divisional road opponents are San Jose, New Jersey, Houston and expansion Grand Rapids. The Storm also will host Houston, as well as New York, Albany and Iowa. With most of last year's team returning, the Storm should be in good shape to make the playoffs for the eighth straight season.

12/10/97 - The Storm Shelter was named an Aplus Sports Site Award winner. The honor can be found on our Internet Awards page.

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