Miami Sting

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Miami Sting
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Founded 2011
League UIFL 2012
Team history Saginaw Sting 2011
Western Pennsylvania Sting 2012
Miami Sting 2013
Based in Coral Gables, Florida
Arena BankUnited Center
Colors Green, Orange & White
Owner(s) TBA
President TBA
Head coach Keith Evans
Championships 1 (2011)
Dancers The Honeybees

The Miami Sting were a professional indoor football team which is a member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Based in Miami, Florida, the Sting was to play its home games at the BankUnited Center on the campus of the University of Miami in nearby Coral Gables. The Sting folded just before the 2013 season began.

The Sting will be 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]

2012[edit]

The Sting began play in 2012 as an expansion team to replace the Saginaw Sting, who had left the UIFL to return to the Continental Indoor Football League. For the 2012 season, the Sting competed as a member of the UIFL's Northern Conference. On November 30, 2011, they announced that they would be coached by Paul Pennington.[1] Pennington, his staff, and all signed players resigned after the sale of the team to Jeff Bollinger a Pittsburgh Businessman. http://uiflfootball.com/transactions-february-10-2012/

The Sting were coached by Bollinger, Jeff Hether and Bill Miller during the 2011 season.

The Sting finished their inaugural season with an 0-6 record, last place in the Northern Conference. Perhaps the most dubious of these defeats was a 105-6 loss to the Eastern Kentucky Drillers on April 29.

Regular season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 1 Erie Explosion Away L 7-81
March 10 Marion Blue Racers Away L 27-68
March 23 Erie Explosion Away L 34-88
March 30 Johnstown Generals Away L 30-64
April 7 Cincinnati Commandos Away L 20-76
April 29 Eastern Kentucky Drillers Away L 8-105
May 5 Johnstown Generals Away
May 14 Mississippi Hound Dogs Away
May 26 Johnstown Generals Away
June 2 Lakeland Raiders Away
June 9 Florida Tarpons Away

Standings[edit]

2012 United Indoor Football League
Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT PF PA
Northern Conference
Cincinnati Commandos-y 8 2 .800 10 2 .833 709 465
Erie Explosion-x 8 3 .727 8 4 .667 788 423
Marion Blue Racers-x 6 4 .600 7 4 .636 602 467
Johnstown Generals 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 231 434
Western Pennsylvania Sting 0 5 .000 0 6 .000 125 464
Southern Conference
Florida Tarpons-y 11 0 1.000 12 1 .923 791 377
Eastern Kentucky Drillers 5 4 .556 6 4 .600 613 361
Lakeland Raiders-x 5 6 .455 6 6 .500 668 442
Rome Rampage 1 6 .143 1 6 .143 100 462
Mississippi Hound Dogs 1 8 .111 1 8 .111 243 471


2013[edit]

The franchise moved to Coral Gables, Florida for the 2013 season, to be known as the Miami Sting.[2] The Sting will play their home games at the BankUnited Center, on the campus of the University of Miami.[2] The franchise named former head coach of the Ontario Warriors, Keith Evans, as their head coach in October of 2012.[3]

Players of note[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Miami Sting roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen
  • Currently vacant

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs
  • Currently vacant

Kickers

  • Currently vacant
Multiple Positions

Injured Reserve

  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant


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

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Coaches of note[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2012 UIFL season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Jeff Hether, Bill Miller, Jeff Bollinger 2013 0 6 0 .000 0 0
Keith Evans 2013-present 0 0 0 0 0

Coaching staff[edit]

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[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Saginaw Sting
Western Pennsylvania Sting
2012 0 6 0 5th Northern --
Miami Sting
2013 0 0 0 -- --

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Western Pennsylvania Sting hires Pennington". TheUIFL.com. UIFL. November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Sting Fly South to Coral Gables, FL". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 28, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sting Already Causing Pain". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 9, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 

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