MISSION STATEMENT The Tampa Bay Tornadoes mission is to offer Tampa Bay and surrounding communities quality football at an affordable price. The Tornadoes Organization will utilize a variety of channels to get involved in the community and help enrich the lives of our fans, guests, and community through quality, service, sales, growth, and employment opportunities. The Tornadoes will focus on programs to encourage good sportsmanship and team mentality, and help develop and improve the skills of young athletes, allowing local athletes access to potential opportunities to play NFL, CFL, & Professional Indoor football.
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Co-Owner/General Manager: Alton Walker Alton Walker is a Tampa native and is excited to be a part of bringing his passion back to his hometown! Alton began his professional athletic career running track for Nike in 1994 and transitioned into football in 1996.  Throughout his career, Alton has trained and played in the NFL, NIFL, ADL, and APFL.  Alton has also held active coaching and General Manager positions in the NIFL, APFL, and IFL and was Co-Owner of the Cheyenne Warriors Professional Indoor Football Team from 2011 - 2013. In his spare time, Alton enjoys spending time with his kids, mentoring, working with several non-profit groups, and his ministry work.
Co-Owner/President Ken Nelson Ken Nelson is a native of Dallas, Texas where he was a standout athlete. Ken attended Arkansas State University in the mid 80's, where he was coached by Head Coach Larry Lacewell and Offensive Line Coach Gary Withrow, and started four years at offensive tackle.  He is a proud member of the 1986 SLC Championship Team, and played in the 1986  Diamond Bowl Championship Game.  In 1987, Nelson became the first lineman to receive three MVP awards in one season!  In 1988 he was ranked top three in rushing, but missed two games to a knee injury.  In 1989 he was Team Captain, Sporting News All Independent Team, and played on the All Decade Team 80’s. Nelson has worked in Law Enforcement and Sports Marketing areas over his career, and enjoys sports (ASU Red Wolves, Dallas Cowboys), traveling and working with Autism youth.
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TBA - Football Operations Antonio Nelson - Director of Scouting TBA - Sales/Administrative Assistant Tonya Nelson - Director of Sales & Marketing Dixie Salters - Director of Events TBA - Public Relations TBA - Marketing TBA - Director of Communication Stevie Thomas – Head Coach Mr. Thomas played for the Tampa Bay Storm from 1991 – 1999, and was inducted into the Arena Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Thomas raked up some impressive stats throughout his arena career such as 7,892 Receiving Yards, 152 Receiving Touchdowns, 111 Tackles, 10 Interceptions, and 5 Defensive Touchdowns. Freddie Solomon – Assistant Coach; Receivers Solomon played three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before transitioning to the Storm where he was a fan favorite from 2003 – 2006. Carl Watts – Assistant Coach; Offensive Line Another Tampa Bay Storm Alumni, Watts played for the Storm 1991 – 1993 and 1998. He also served as head coach for the Tampa Bay Guardians as well as the Tampa Bay Posse in the late 90’s. Tracey Sanders – Assistant Coach; Defensive Backs Sanders played with the Storm 1994 – 1998 during which time, they were two time Arena Bowl Champions. Mr. Sanders has spent much of his later career coaching at a high school level and enjoys preparing young men for competition on Friday nights. TBA – Assistant Coach; Defensive Line Virgil O'Neill - Equipment Manager Dr. Doug Arvanitis - Team Physician Pastor K.L. Muldrow - Team Chaplin
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MISSION STATEMENT The Tampa Bay Tornadoes mission is to offer Tampa Bay and surrounding communities quality football at an affordable price. The Tornadoes Organization will utilize a variety of channels to get involved in the community and help enrich the lives of our fans, guests, and community through quality, service, sales, growth, and employment opportunities. The Tornadoes will focus on programs to encourage good sportsmanship and team mentality, and help develop and improve the skills of young athletes, allowing local athletes access to potential opportunities to play NFL, CFL, & Professional Indoor football.
Co-Owner/General Manager: Alton Walker Alton Walker is a Tampa native and is excited to be a part of bringing his passion back to his hometown! Alton began his professional athletic career running track for Nike in 1994 and transitioned into football in 1996.  Throughout his career, Alton has trained and played in the NFL, NIFL, ADL, and APFL.  Alton has also held active coaching and General Manager positions in the NIFL, APFL, and IFL and was Co-Owner of the Cheyenne Warriors Professional Indoor Football Team from 2011 - 2013. In his spare time, Alton enjoys spending time with his kids, mentoring, working with several non-profit groups, and his ministry work.
Copyright. All rights reserved. Tampa Bay Tornadoes Professional Indoor Football Team, LLC.
Co-Owner/President:  Ken Nelson Ken Nelson is a native of Dallas, Texas where he was a standout athlete. Ken attended Arkansas State University in the mid 80's, where he was coached by Head Coach Larry Lacewell and Offensive Line Coach Gary Withrow, and started four years at offensive tackle.  He is a proud member of the 1986 SLC Championship Team, and played in the 1986  Diamond Bowl Championship Game.  In 1987, Nelson became the first lineman to receive three MVP awards in one season!  In 1988 he was ranked top three in rushing, but missed two games to a knee injury.  In 1989 he was Team Captain, Sporting News All Independent Team, and played on the All Decade Team 80’s. Nelson has worked in Law Enforcement and Sports Marketing areas over his career, and enjoys sports (ASU Red Wolves, Dallas Cowboys), traveling and working with Autism youth.
TBA - Football Operations Antonio Nelson - Director of Scouting TBA - Sales/Administrative Assistant Tonya Nelson - Director of Sales & Marketing Dixie Salters - Director of Events TBA - Public Relations TBA - Marketing TBA - Director of Communication Stevie Thomas – Head Coach Mr. Thomas played for the Tampa Bay Storm from 1991 – 1999, and was inducted into the Arena Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Thomas raked up some impressive stats throughout his arena career such as 7,892 Receiving Yards, 152 Receiving Touchdowns, 111 Tackles, 10 Interceptions, and 5 Defensive Touchdowns. Freddie Solomon – Assistant Coach; Receivers Solomon played three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before transitioning to the Storm where he was a fan favorite from 2003 – 2006. Carl Watts – Assistant Coach; Offensive Line Another Tampa Bay Storm Alumni, Watts played for the Storm 1991 – 1993 and 1998. He also served as head coach for the Tampa Bay Guardians as well as the Tampa Bay Posse in the late 90’s. Tracey Sanders – Assistant Coach; Defensive Backs Sanders played with the Storm 1994 – 1998 during which time, they were two time Arena Bowl Champions. Mr. Sanders has spent much of his later career coaching at a high school level and enjoys preparing young men for competition on Friday nights. TBA – Assistant Coach; Defensive Line. Virgil O'Neill - Equipment Manager Dr. Doug Arvanitis - Team Physician Pastor K.L. Muldrow - Team Chaplin
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