PHILADELPHIA – The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul announce the addition of Phil Bogle as assistant head coach and line coach for the 2013 season. Bogle joins head coach, Clint Dolezel’s staff and makes his second appearance on the Soul coaching staff.
Bogle, who previously coached with the Soul in the 2011 season as the line coach, helped coach the No. 2 best overall defense (269.4), No. 2 best rushing defense (15.7), and No. 3 best pass defense (253.7) of the AFL. He played as a lineman for the team in 2007-08. He won All-Rookie team and First-team All-Arena in 2007. In 2008, he won First-Team All-Arena again, and the ArenaBowl XXII Championship. He was a finalist for the League’s Lineman of the Year award.
“Bogle is a fan favorite and was a great asset for us,” said Dolezel. “Phil not only brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Soul, but hopefully another championship ring. We are counting on him to help develop our ‘bigs’ up front into a dominant force on both sides of the ball in our quest for ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando.”
In 2010, Bogle played for the Dallas Vigilantes as a guard/tight end. While there, he recorded four receptions for 19 yards, one touchdown, and one tackle. He has also spent time in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes (2009), in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006 and ‘08), Cleveland Browns (2005), San Diego Chargers (2003) and in the NFL Europe with the Hamburg Sea Devils (2006).
Bogle spent his collegiate career at the University of New Haven (1999-2002) as an offensive tackle. The two-season captain was a First-Team Division II All-Independent selection as a senior in 2002 and the winner of the Jim Langer Award. He also received the 2003 New Haven Male Athlete of the Year and the 2002 Cactus Bowl MVP awards.