Miami Sting
LeagueUIFL 2012
Team historyWestern Pennsylvania Sting (2012)
Miami Sting (2013)
ArenaBankUnited Center (2013)
Based inCoral Gables, Florida (2013)
Team colorsRed & Black
Head coachKeith Evans
DancersThe Honeybees

The Miami Sting were a professional indoor football team based in Coral Gables, Florida. The Sting was to play its home games at the BankUnited Center on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables. The Sting folded just before the 2013 season began.

The Sting were the fourth indoor/arena football team to call South Florida home, following the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League (1993-1995), their relocated form the Florida Bobcats (1996-2001), the Miami Morays of the National Indoor Football League (2005 National Indoor Football League season), and their relocated form the Florida Frenzy (2006), and the Miami Vice Squad (which only played a portion of the 2007 NIFL season before they were suspended and the league folded).

Franchise history[edit | edit source]

2012[edit | edit source]

Western Pennsylvania Sting Logo

The Sting were originally created to replace the Saginaw Sting, who had left the league to re-join the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL).[1] The Sting had an agreement to host games at Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, as well as other cities throughout Western Pennsylvania. On November 30, 2011, they announced that they would be coached by Paul Pennington.[2]

Pennington, his staff, and all signed players resigned after the sale of the team to Jeff Bollinger a Pittsburgh Businessman, after which the Sting were coached by Bollinger, Jeff Hether and Bill Miller during the 2012 season.

The Sting finished their inaugural season with an 0-7 record, last place in the Northern Conference.

2013[edit | edit source]

The franchise moved to Coral Gables, Florida for the 2013 season, to be known as the Miami Sting.[3] The Sting will play their home games at the BankUnited Center, on the campus of the University of Miami.[3] The franchise named former head coach of the Ontario Warriors, Keith Evans, as their head coach in October 2012.[4]

Players of note[edit | edit source]

Current roster[edit | edit source]

Miami Sting roster
  • -- Anthony Andre

Running Backs

  • -- Chris Pointdexter

Wide Receivers

  • -- Stefon Ceaser
  • -- Phillip Goodman
  • -- Solomon Jones
  • -- John Roberson
  • -- Timothy Smith
Offensive Linemen
  • Currently vacant

Defensive Linemen

  • -- Christopher Dirksz
  • -- La-Ronn Zimmerman
  • -- Andrew Gamboa

Defensive Backs

  • -- Mikell Mair

Special teams

  • Currently vacant
Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant

  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated October 29, 2012
  • 11 Active, 0 Inactive

Coaches of note[edit | edit source]

Head coaches[edit | edit source]

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Jeff Bollinger 2012 0 7 0 .000 0 0
Keith Evans 2013 0 0 0 0 0

Coaching staff[edit | edit source]

Miami Sting staff
Front Office
  • Founder/Owner/President – UIFL

Head Coach

  • Head Coach – Keith Evans

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator –

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Anthony Atkins

Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2012 2012 UIFL Northern 5th 0 7 0
Totals 0 7 0 All-time regular season record (2012)
0 0 - All-time postseason record (2012)
0 7 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2012)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Former Freeze/RiverRats coach hired by UIFL team". Erie Times-News, & CyberInk. December 1, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. "Western Pennsylvania Sting hires Pennington". UIFL. November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011.[dead link]
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sting Fly South to Coral Gables, FL". OurSports Central. September 28, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  4. "Sting Already Causing Pain". OurSports Central. October 9, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012.

External links[edit | edit source]

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