Head Coach Tom Menas and Offensive Coordinator Damon Ware extended through 2024

For Immediate Release

April 13th, 2022


ALBANY NY- The Albany Empire announces contract extensions for Head Coach Tom Menas and Offensive coordinator Damon Ware until 2024. Ware was also promoted to assistant head coach at the Empire’s media day this past weekend at Apex Entertainment in Albany. 

 Team owner Mike Kwarta said “The goal from the beginning was to bring and keep winning football in the capital region. The best way to achieve that is to keep Tom Menas and Damon Ware right here where they belong, coaching the Empire. With this move, we hope to bring many more championships to the MVP Arena.” 

Menas and Ware both brought the team to a Championship win in 2021, and the Empire is excited to go on another championship run in 2022. 

The Empire’s first home game is April 23rd, 2022 when they host the Carolina Cobras at the MVP Arena. Home opener tickets are available by calling 518-714-2200 Ext 101 or visiting albanyempirenal.com



The Albany Empire was founded in 2018 and has won titles in the Arena Football League in 2019 as well as the National Arena League in 2021. The Empire plays its home games at the MVP Arena. For more information about the Empire please email Levack@albanyempirenal.com. For ticket sales and information contact mwoods@albanyempirenal.com or visit albanyempirenal.com, facebook.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, twitter.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, instagram.com/albanyempirenal 


 The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com . For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.