Played in Hartford Civic Center
in Hartford, Connecticut
|Arena Football League (1995–1996)
|Team colors||Navy, red|
|Head coach||Lary Kuharich|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
Prior to 2005, the AFL did not have conference championship games
|Division championships (0)|
Prior to 1992, the AFL did not have divisions
On June 22, 1994, the Arena Football League awarded the state of Connecticut an expansion franchise, and chose the name "Coyotes" in October of the same year. After a tough first season, in which the Coyotes finished 1-11, team president Robert B. Dixon announced that the team would be up for sale. On October 26, 1995, Connecticut Development Authority sold the Coyotes to Ben Morris and Scott Gerard for $750,000. Morris wasted no time hiring Lary Kuharich to become the second coach in Coyotes history.
However, a horrendous record of only 3 wins in 26 games over 2 seasons led to a disbandment of the team following the 1996 season, after Morris failed to sell the franchise to the Madison Square Garden.
The city of Hartford would receive another team in 1999 when the New York CityHawks became the New England Sea Wolves. However, this team's tenure in the city would also be short-lived, as the team moved to Toronto following the 2000 season.
|1995||1||11||0||3rd NC Eastern||--|
|1996||2||12||0||3rd NC Eastern||--|
The following Coyotes players were named to All-Arena Teams:
- FB/LB Les Barley (1)
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 1996 Arena Football League season.
- Jeff Otterbein (December 21, 2008). "Hartford Familiar With Arena Football Flops". www.courant.com. Hartford Courant. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- Roy Hasty (August 9, 1995). "Off-season Offers No Break In Action For Coyotes". www.courant.com. Hartford Courant. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- Tommy Hine (October 27, 1995). "Group Buys Coyotes From State". www.courant.com. Hartford Courant. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- Dom Amore (November 3, 1995). "Kuharich Named Coyotes Coach". www.courant.com. Hartford Courant. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- John Altavilla (November 1, 1996). "Coyotes' Run In AFL Ends". www.courant.com. Hartford Courant. Retrieved January 10, 2014.