The Louisville Xtreme are an indoor football team based in Louisville, Kentucky, with home games at the KFC Yum! Center. They began play as the Kentucky Xtreme in the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) in 2013 and 2014. +more Midway through the 2014 CIFL season, the league removed the team's membership and the Xtreme temporarily suspended operations. After playing the 2015 season in the semi-professional Minor League Football Alliance (MLFA), the team rebranded as the Louisville Xtreme in 2017. In 2020, the Xtreme were added to the American Arena League (AAL) but cancelled its season citing the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 2021 season, the Xtreme were announced to be joining the National Arena League, but instead joined the Indoor Football League three months later.
The Xtreme were the first indoor football team in the Louisville area since the af2's Louisville Fire folded in 2008. The co-owners of the CIFL Xtreme were Victor Cole and Mario Urrutia. +more While in the CIFL, the Xtreme played their home games at Freedom Hall in Louisville, but was suspended by the league after Urrutia abandoned the team to join the Winnipeg Blue Bombers midseason. Cole remained the managing owner after the team was removed from the CIFL.
The Xtreme was organized in 2012 when Victor Cole and five other partners decided to use the money they had saved up from their tours in Afghanistan. The Kentucky Xtreme played in the Interstate Football League, winning the 2012 championship. +more In 2012, the Xtreme played a preseason exhibition game against the Evansville Rage of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL), losing 26-56. After the 2012 CIFL season, the Xtreme played another exhibition game against the CIFL's Indianapolis Enforcers, where the Xtreme defeated the Enforcers 20-16.
In July 2012, the Xtreme announced that they would be playing at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, and had officially joined the CIFL as an expansion team in the South Division for the 2013 season. The team named former Louisville Fire assistant coach Roy McMillen as their first head coach. +more The Xtreme went on to have 7-3 record and made the playoffs, where they lost the Erie Explosion 55-6 in the semifinal game.
The Xtreme returned to the CIFL in 2014. In August 2013, the Xtreme named LaKunta Farmer the team's second head coach after McMillen resigned. +more In November 2013, former Arena Football League Rookie of the Year Award winner Mario Urrutia joined the Xtreme ownership group and would also play on the team. They started the season 0-5, including two forfeit losses. After their second forfeit, the CIFL announced that the Xtreme had been suspended by the league and that affiliate teams would fill out the Xtreme's remaining road games. Following the season, the CIFL effectively ceased operations.
Semi-professional leagues: 2015-2020
In 2015, the Kentucky Xtreme played in the indoor/outdoor Minor League Football Alliance (MLFA). The team made it to the championship game, where they lost to the Toledo Thunder 7-6.
The team went dormant until it updated its team name to Louisville Xtreme in 2017. It then began to pursue joining a league in 2019 and played a game against the Indianapolis Enforcers, who had become a member on the American Arena League (AAL), and lost 40-6. +more The Xtreme were then accepted as an expansion team in the AAL for the 2020 season and named Mark Stoute head coach. The team withdrew from the 2020 season on March 13 before playing a game citing the COVID-19 pandemic. The AAL also ultimately cancelled its season due to the pandemic.
After the cancellation of the 2020 season, the Xtreme announced they were joining the National Arena League (NAL). On July 24, 2020, former NFL player Chris Redman, a Louisville native and resident, was named the team's new president, also taking an ownership interest in the team. +more On October 30, the NAL announced the team's league membership was terminated citing they did not present the league with a required letter of credit and did not want to participate in the 2021 season, but the team then announced it had joined the Indoor Football League (IFL) on November 6. On February 22, 2021, the Xtreme announced that they had signed a three-year lease to play their home games at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Xtreme were one of four teams to start the 2021 IFL season before the rest of the league on April 24. The team's June 12 home game against the Green Bay Blizzard was then postponed for undisclosed reasons. +more On June 14, 2021, the IFL terminated the Xtreme's membership after five games played due to failing to maintain the league's minimum obligations and did not finish the season.
File:KentuckyXtreme.jpg|Original logo mockup File:KentuckyXtreme.PNG|2013 Official Logo
|League champions||Division champions||Playoff berth||League leader|
|Season||League||Division||Regular season||Postseason results|
|2013||CIFL||4th||7||3||0||left|Lost CIFL semifinal (Erie) 6-55|
|Totals||7||13||0||All-time regular season record (2013-2014; 2021)|
|0||1||-||All-time postseason record (2013-2014; 2021)|
|7||14||0||All-time regular season and postseason record (2013-2014; 2021)|
Head coaches records
|left | Roy McMillen||2013||7||3||0||0||1||left|
|left | LaKunta Farmer||2014||0||5||0||0||0||left|
|left | Mark Stoute||2021||0||5||0||0||0||left|
2013 regular season
|Final score||Team record|
|2||February 17||Saginaw Sting||L 33-37||0-1||Freedom Hall|
|4||March 1||Kentucky Drillers||W 48-24||1-1||Freedom Hall|
|5||March 9||at Owensboro Rage||W 70-14||2-1||The Next Level Sports Facility|
|6||March 15||Owensboro Rage||W 59-30||3-1||Freedom Hall|
|7||March 24||at Detroit Thunder||W 49-21||4-1||Taylor Sportsplex|
|8||March 30||at Marion Blue Racers||W 55-47||5-1||Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|9||April 7||at Erie Explosion||L 28-32||5-2||Erie Insurance Arena|
|10||April 14||at Dayton Sharks||L 41-47||5-3||Hara Arena|
|11||April 21||Marion Blue Racers||W 55-47||6-3||Freedom Hall|
|12||April 27||Dayton Sharks||W 59-29||7-3||Freedom Hall|
|Week||Date||Opponent||Final score||Game site|
|CIFL Semifinal||May 5||at Erie Explosion||L 6-55||Erie Insurance Arena|
2013 coaching staff
|2013 Kentucky Xtreme staff|
|v||v | Front office *Founder/owner/general manager - Victor Cole *Head coach - Roy McMillen Offensive coaches *Quarterbacks - Dave Rooney *Running backs - D. J. +more Kamer *Offensive coordinator - Roy McMillen/Nick Giordano *Wide receivers - Nick Giordano *Offensive line - Edmund Roberson||v||v | Defensive coaches *Defensive coordinator/defensive backs - Roy McMillen *Defensive line - Edmund Roberson *Line backers - LaKunta Farmer *Special teams - D. J. Kamer *Strength and conditioning - D. J. Kamer|
2013 final roster
|2013 Kentucky Xtreme roster|
|v | Quarterbacks Running backs Wide receivers||v | Offensive linemen Defensive linemen||v | Linebackers Defensive backs Special teams||v | Reserve lists *Vacant Rookies in italics [url=https://web. archive. +moreorg/web/20130307030611/http://www. kentuckyxtreme. com/players]Roster[/url] updated February 19, 2013 26 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS|
2014 regular season schedule
|Final score||Team record|
|2||February 9||at Marion Blue Racers||L 13-69||0-1||Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|3||February 17||Chicago Blitz||L 18-52||0-2||Freedom Hall|
|5||March 3||Bluegrass Warhorses||L 0-2 (Forfeit)||0-3||Freedom Hall|
|6||March 9||at Dayton Sharks||L 21-51||0-4||Hara Arena|
|8||March 23||Northern Kentucky River Monsters||L 0-2 (Forfeit)||0-5||Freedom Hall|
|9||March 30||at Chicago Blitz||(Forfeit)||Intra Soccer (Elgin, Illinois)|
|10||April 5||at Northern Kentucky River Monsters||(Forfeit)||The Bank of Kentucky Center|
|12||April 19||Saginaw Sting||(Forfeit)||Freedom Hall|
|13||April 27||Dayton Sharks||(Forfeit)||Freedom Hall|
|14||May 5||at Bluegrass Warhorses||Canceled||Alltech Arena|
2014 coaching staff
|2014 Kentucky Xtreme staff|
|v||v | Front office *Founder/owner/general manager - Victor Cole *Co-owner - Mario Urrutia *Head coach - LaKunta Farmer Offensive coaches *Quarterbacks - Nick Giordano *Running backs - D. J. +more Kamer *Offensive coordinator - Nick Giordano *Wide receivers - Nick Giordano *Offensive line - Edmund Roberson||v||v | Defensive coaches *Defensive coordinator - LaKunta Farmer *Defensive line - Edmund Roberson *Linebackers - Brent Adams *Defensive backs - Derrick Craig Special teams *Special teams - D. J. Kamer *Strength and conditioning - D. J. Kamer|
2014 final roster
|Kentucky Xtreme roster|
|Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers||Offensive Linemen Defensive Linemen Linebackers||Defensive Backs Kickers||Injured reserve Exempt list *Vacant|