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.

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History

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.

CIFL: 2013-2014

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.

IFL: 2021

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.

Logos

File:KentuckyXtreme.jpg|Original logo mockup File:KentuckyXtreme.PNG|2013 Official Logo

Season-by-season results

League championsDivision championsPlayoff berthLeague leader

SeasonLeagueDivisionRegular seasonPostseason results
FinishWinsLossesTies
2013CIFL4th730left|Lost CIFL semifinal (Erie) 6-55
2014CIFLSouthFolded050left
2021IFLTerminated050left
Totals7130All-time regular season record (2013-2014; 2021)
01-All-time postseason record (2013-2014; 2021)
7140All-time regular season and postseason record (2013-2014; 2021)

Head coaches records

NameTermRegular seasonPlayoffsAwards
WLTWin%WL
left | Roy McMillen201373001left
left | LaKunta Farmer201405000left
left | Mark Stoute202105000left

Seasons

2013

2013 regular season

WeekDateOpponentResultsGame site
Final scoreTeam record
1ByeByeByeByeBye
2February 17Saginaw StingL 33-370-1Freedom Hall
3ByeByeByeByeBye
4March 1Kentucky DrillersW 48-241-1Freedom Hall
5March 9at Owensboro RageW 70-142-1The Next Level Sports Facility
6March 15Owensboro RageW 59-303-1Freedom Hall
7March 24at Detroit ThunderW 49-214-1Taylor Sportsplex
8March 30at Marion Blue RacersW 55-475-1Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9April 7at Erie ExplosionL 28-325-2Erie Insurance Arena
10April 14at Dayton SharksL 41-475-3Hara Arena
11April 21Marion Blue RacersW 55-476-3Freedom Hall
12April 27Dayton SharksW 59-297-3Freedom Hall

2013 playoffs

WeekDateOpponentFinal scoreGame site
Final score
CIFL SemifinalMay 5at Erie ExplosionL 6-55Erie Insurance Arena

2013 coaching staff

2013 Kentucky Xtreme staff
vv | 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 Robersonvv | 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
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2013 final roster

2013 Kentucky Xtreme roster
v | Quarterbacks Running backs Wide receiversv | Offensive linemen Defensive linemenv | Linebackers Defensive backs Special teamsv | 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
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2014

2014 regular season schedule

WeekDateOpponentResultsGame site
Final scoreTeam record
1ByeByeByeByeBye
2February 9at Marion Blue RacersL 13-690-1Veterans Memorial Coliseum
3February 17Chicago BlitzL 18-520-2Freedom Hall
4ByeByeByeByeBye
5March 3Bluegrass WarhorsesL 0-2 (Forfeit)0-3Freedom Hall
6March 9at Dayton SharksL 21-510-4Hara Arena
7ByeByeByeByeBye
8March 23Northern Kentucky River MonstersL 0-2 (Forfeit)0-5Freedom Hall
9March 30at Chicago Blitz(Forfeit)Intra Soccer (Elgin, Illinois)
10April 5at Northern Kentucky River Monsters(Forfeit)The Bank of Kentucky Center
11ByeByeByeByeBye
12April 19Saginaw Sting(Forfeit)Freedom Hall
13April 27Dayton Sharks(Forfeit)Freedom Hall
14May 5at Bluegrass WarhorsesCanceledAlltech Arena

2014 coaching staff

2014 Kentucky Xtreme staff
vv | 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 Robersonvv | 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
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2014 final roster

Kentucky Xtreme roster
Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide ReceiversOffensive Linemen Defensive Linemen LinebackersDefensive Backs KickersInjured reserve Exempt list *Vacant

Louisville Xtreme