Cobras Expand Ownership Group with John Kane

Cobras Expand Ownership Group with John Kane

07/22/2022 7:12 PM -

GREENSBORO, NC –  The Carolina Cobras proudly announce today an addition to their growing ownership group with the official agreement to bring on Albany, New York native, long-time arena football supporter, and banking industry professional John Kane. Kane joins the Cobras with over 30 years in the financial industry, Kane’s roots in arena football stem all the way back to the Albany Firebirds days (1990-2000), in the Arena Football League.

John and Cobras Majority Owner Rob share mutual interest in the National Arena League, as both have ties with multiple teams as Storm serves as a member of both the Carolina and Jacksonville ownership groups, while Kane is a member of both the Albany ownership group and now Carolina Cobras. In 2021, Kane witnessed the return of the Albany Empire who won their first National Arena League championship in their first season in the league, a similar history to the Cobras who were a dominating 2018 expansion team that won the 2018 National Arena League Championship right here in Greensboro.

Outside of football, John has served the mortgage banking industry for over 33 years. Rising to Regional Manager of Evolve Bank and Trust, a nationwide mortgage lender. Kane has a large family that includes six kids and eight grandchildren who all live in the capital region of Upstate New York. John and his wife Kate Frederick-Kane, who spend their time between their homes in Albany, NY, and Pompano Beach, FL, look forward to being a big part of the Cobras future success. This week the team heads down to Jacksonville, FL for their final game of the regular season and next week will enter their fourth playoff game in four straight seasons.

“I’m very pleased to welcome John to the ownership group. John’s knowledge and love of the game, as well as dedication and desire to better our communities, will assist the Cobras in forging an even stronger bond in and around the Triad area.”, said Rob Storm.


The Carolina Cobras are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Carolina Cobras are starting their fifth season in 2022 and were the 2018 National Arena League Champions. The Cobras play their home games at the Greensboro Coliseum. Cobra Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (336) 445-7232 or visit Follow the Cobras on Facebook at, and




The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. The National Arena League will kick off its sixth season in 2022. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at . For more information about the NAL visit,,,