The Nashville Kats were a defunct football team in the Arena Football League, and they were located in the great city of Nashville, Tennessee. Pat Sperduto was the last coach officially on hire with them, and he coached them all way to dual ArenaBowel appearances before the franchise took a shift to Atlanta in 2002. The Nashville Kats were fan favorites in the state of Tennessee, and the move to Georgia was shunned by all. People were saddened that their favorite team was taking off for the East Coast. However, Tennessee still holds a soft spot in their hearts for the team and cheers them on from afar. The original Nashville Kats existed from 1997 to 2001.
In 2007, the team was shut down for the second time in the history of the franchise. Their fun-loving mascot, Kool Kat, was a great mascot that got fans really in the game. Shortly after the franchise shut down, a lot of fans were disappointed and upset that their favorite team was again shuttered. There were some notable players on the team that made a mark in fans’ minds, and there was one AFL Hall of Famer on the team too, Joe March.