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Wildcats officially have coaching vacancy

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September 15, 2008

Albany -   The South Georgia Wildcats no longer have a head coach.

The contract for head coach Derek Stingley expires today.

The team would love to bring AF2 coach of the year  back for a third season.

Stingley though said after the Wildcats first round playoff loss that he felt it was time to make the move up to the Arena Football League.

And by the end of the week the Wildcats expect Stingley to take an AFL coaching job.

Wildcats general manager Darren McPhail wishes Stingley well if he does indeed move up to the AFL.

McPhail says Stingley did everything he could in taking over a Wildcats team that posted consecutive three win seasons and took them to consecutive playoff appearances and won the 2008 AF2 south division title.

The Wildcats success this year earned Derek Stingley the 2008 AF2 coach of the year award.

McPhail says the search for a new head coach is already underway and the team is looking to hire someone who is a proven winner in the arena football game.

McPhail would not say when the team expected to name their new head coach.