Darren Arbet

Darren Arbet

Darren Arbet (born November 26, 1962) is an Arena Football League head coach for the San Jose SaberCats. He has a career record of 109-45, including 3 titles, ArenaBowl XVI, ArenaBowl XVIII, and ArenaBowl XXI.

High school years

Arbet attended Edison High School in Stockton, California, where he was a standout in football and track & field.


  • In 2002, Arbet became the first African-American head coach to win a pro-football championship in North America when he coached the SaberCats to a victory at ArenaBowl XVI.
  • His nephew is current AFL player Kevin Arbet.
  • His son Dominik Arbet attends Westmont High School in Campbell, California. He was a star on the JV team, winning League MVP honors as a freshman. Also as a freshman, he played on the Westmont Varsity basketball team. During his sophomore year on the Varsity team, Arbet suffered a season ending knee injury during the first game. He is expected to make a full return for his junior year in 2008

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