CAFL – Professional American Indoor Football in China

The Stingleys Play On

Derrick Stingley Jr Photo for WEB POST FEATURE IMAGE

Derek Stingley Sr., Head Coach Shanghai Sjywalkers

Conshohocken, Pa (29 June, 2016) – By Lou Tilley

The CAFL’s roster of head coaches who will lead the new league into its first season in the Fall is, like the league itself, a remarkable mix of talented professionals with varied backgrounds.

One coach is blessed with a pedigree unlike the others. Derek Stingley, a 2-sport college star with talent that landed him stints in both professional baseball and football, has passed along some valuable lessons to his namesake, Derek Stingley Junior who, entering his sophomore season in high school, has already accepted a scholarship offer from LSU. The very fact that father and son even chose to play football might seem remarkable in and of itself. Derek Stingley, the father, is the son of Darryl Stingley, the former Purdue and New England Patriot star, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 54 from complications due to quadriplegia. Darryl was confined to a wheelchair after being paralyzed in perhaps the most infamous and brutal collision in the history of football: Jack Tatum’s open field shoulder to helmet hit  in a preseason game in 1978. It did not deter the son, or now the grandson, from participating in the sport. Far from it.

Please read about the Stingley family’s latest proud accomplishment in the story below.

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