August 13, 2008
Albany - When South Georgia Wildcats head coach Derek Stingley arrived in Albany two years ago, the team was at the bottom in the AF2.
Now the Wildcats are one of the top teams in the league and Stingley is the big reason the turnaround.
His work has not gone unnoticed by anyone in the league.
Derek Stingley has been named the AF2 Coach of the Year.
Stingley won the award after leading the Wildcats to a 12-4 record and their first division title since moving to Albany four years ago.
In two seasons, Stingley won 23 of 35 games and took the Wildcats to the postseason both years.
Stingley's success at South Georgia has not only earned him AF2 coach of the year honors.
It has also likely gotten him a job in the Arena Football League.
Stingley said last week he believes the timing is right to move up and is pursuing opportunities in the AFL.
Stingley is not ruling out returning to the Wildcats for a third season and expects to know where he is coaching next season very soon.