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Wildcats coach will look at AFL options

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August 5, 2008

Albany - It has been three days since the South Georgia Wildcats heartbreaking first round AF2 playoff loss and the sting hasn't subsided any for head coach Derek Stingley.

The end of the season means that Stingley is cleaning out his office ready to return to his Baton Rouge home.

While the Wildcats did not reach their goal of winning the AF2 title, a south division championship and 12 wins are certainly acceptable in what has been the best year since the team moved to South Georgia four seasons ago.

 The Wildcats want to build on that success in 2009 but they may have to do it with a new head coach.

After three and a half seasons as a head coach in the AF2, Derek Stingley may be coaching somewhere in the Arena Football League in 2009.

Stingley loves the Albany community and is not ruling out returning to the Wildcats next season.

 However, he says this may be the time to move up to the AFL if he gets the right offer.

Derek Stingley said"I have put my time I guess. I think I have had four pretty good seasons in the AF2. I really believe this is the perfect time for me to make that jump."

   Derek Stingley's career coaching record is 37-24 including a 23-12 record with the Wildcats.

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