ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Firebirds announce they have named D.J. Daniels their new head football coach. The team is scheduled to start playing in Albany in 2016.
The team released this media release.
"The Georgia Firebirds indoor football team today announced that David J. Daniels, Jr. has been named the 1st
head coach in team history.
Firebirds managing owner Terrance Fowler said, "Following an extensive search, we are pleased today to announce that David
(DJ) Daniels is our new head coach. DJ brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the position that we feel will be a
tremendous benefit to our players and the entire Firebirds organization. He was very impressive during the interview process, as
were many of the candidates to which we spoke, and we feel DJ is the best fit for our team. We look forward to his leadership
and expertise in directing our team to the playoffs and bringing a championship to Albany for our fans."
Daniels, 53, joins the Firebirds after spending last season as the head coach and general manager for the Windsor Waves indoor
football team. 2016 will mark Daniels's 15th season working with arena football.
Prior to joining the Waves, Daniels coached on the Columbus Lions' defensive staff. In 2005, he served as the Co-Founder and
Director of Football Operations for the South Georgia Wildcats
Daniels was raised in Albany, GA, where he was a two sport star (football and track) at Monroe and Westover High Schools. A
graduate of Tennessee State University, where he excelled in those same sports, DJ went on to play for several indoor and
outdoor football teams including the Charlotte Rage (AFL), the Orlando Predators (AFL), the Toronto Argonauts (CFL) and the
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL).
He and his wife, Theresa Milledge Daniels, have three sons and four grandchildren.
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