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The 2003 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers season was the team's second season as a member of the af2. The Pioneers finished third out of four in the American Conference Northeastern Division with a 6-10 record, the same as the year before, missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year.

Head coachesEdit

Following the Pioneers' inaugural campaign, head coach Terry Karg decided not to renew his contract with the team.[1] Larry Kuharich, a former Tampa Bay Storm coach, was hired as the team's second coach.[2] However, shortly before the season started, Kuharich resigned and left the team for af2 parent the Arena Football League. Dean Cokinos filled the head coaching vacancy for the remainder of the season before resigning himself, leaving the Pioneers' head coaching position once again vacant.[3][4]

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site
1 Bye
2 April 5, 2003 Greensboro Prowlers L 46-25 0-1 Greensboro Coliseum
3 April 11, 2003 Mohegan Wolves L 41-38 0-2 First Union Arena
4 April 18, 2003 Quad City Steamwheelers L 66-27 0-3 i wireless Center
5 April 26, 2003 Rochester Brigade W 58-35 1-3 First Union Arena
6 May 5, 2003 Albany Conquest L 68-49 1-4 Times Union Center
7 May 10, 2003 Norfolk Nighthawks L 46-32 1-5 Norfolk Scope
8 May 16, 2003 Norfolk Nighthawks L 49-35 1-6 First Union Arena
9 May 23, 2003 Greensboro Prowlers W 43-40 2-6 First Union Arena
10 May 31, 2003 Richmond Speed W 50-49 3-6 Richmond Coliseum
11 Bye
12 June 14, 2003 Mohegan Wolves L 55-22 3-7 Mohegan Sun Arena
13 June 20, 2003 Rochester Brigade W 54-53 4-7 First Union Arena
14 June 27, 2003 Richmond Speed W 48-33 5-7 First Union Arena
15 July 5, 2003 Albany Conquest L 59-58 5-8 Times Union Center
16 July 11, 2003 Albany Conquest W 55-49 (OT) 6-8 First Union Arena
17 July 18, 2003 Mohegan Wolves L 63-59 6-9 Mohegan Sun Arena
18 July 26, 2003 Rochester Brigade L 41-38 6-10 Blue Cross Arena

Final standingsEdit

American Conference Northeast Division
Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
Albany Conquest 13 3 .812 7 2 .778
Mohegan Wolves 10 6 .625 6 3 .667
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 6 10 .375 3 6 .333
Rochester Brigade 3 13 .187 2 7 .222

AttendanceEdit

Week Oppoenent Attendance
3 Mohegan Wolves 5,135
5 Rochester Brigade 5,204
6 Albany Conquest 5,419
8 Norfolk Knighthawks 4,652
9 Greensboro Prowlers 4,563
13 Rochester Brigade 4,857
14 Richmond Speed 4,513
16 Albany Conquest 5,457
Total   39,800
Average   4,975

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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