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Stingley Ready for Home Crowd Support

April 19, 2007

Albany -- Before he had even coached a game with South Georgia, Wildcats head coach Derek Stingley was talking about the home crowd.

The coach was well aware of the fans in the Albany Civic Center from his days with Macon, and said he was looking forward to having their very vocal support week-in and week-out.

Stingley has had just one game in front of that crowd this year, in the season opening win over Arkansas.

The coach missed out on the next week's game to be home with his family after the passing his father, and the Cats were on the road in Alabama last week.

The Wildcats and their head coach return to Albany this week, hosting Tennessee Valley, and Stingley says he's looking forward to getting back to normal.

"To be around the guys. To come back to this arena, this city that supports us. I need some of that," says Stingley.  "I've been kinda down the past two weeks, and just getting back into the flow of things has really helped me. I'm looking forward to it."

The Wildcats game against Tennessee Valley kicks off at 7:30pm Saturday night.

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