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Stingley lands in Big Easy

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September 16, 2008

Albany - South Georgia Wildcats players are not the only ones trying to move from the AF2 to the Arena Football League.

The coaches also have AFL dreams.

Wildcats head coach Derek Stingley has finally made the jump.

Stingley on Tuesday was named the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Voodoo.

It is a great opportunity for Stingley professionally and personally since he will closer to his family in Baton Rouge.

Stingley was the AF2 coach of the year this past season in leading the Wildcats to the South Division title.

In 3 1/2 seasons as a head coach in South Georgia and Macon in the AF2, Derek Stingley posted a 37-25 record and took his teams to the playoffs in three years.

The Wildcats have already started searching for Derek Stingley's successor before his contract ran out on Monday.

General manager Darren McPhail says the Wildcats next head coach will have head coaching experience and will be a proven winner.