After the worst season in Storm history, there will be a new head coach.
Wednesday afternoon the Storm announced they have "mutually agreed to separate" ways with Lawrence Samuels.
In three seasons Samuels compiled a 17-36 record and no playoff appearances, unless one counts the Arena Football League letting everyone into the postseason this year. Tampa Bay had a 2-14 record, the worst in the league.
"I want to thank Lawrence for his hard work and dedication to the Tampa Bay Storm," said team president Derrick Brooks. "We both greed that the mutual decision to separate is what's best for both parties moving forward."
Samuels played with the Storm for 15 years and is an Arena Hall of Famer.
"The Storm, and the fans, will always hold a place close to my heart," Samuels said.
Tampa Bay announced in a press release they "will begin a search for a new head coach immediately".