Alabama Hammers head coach Dean Cokinos has announced his coaching staff for the 2013 Professional Indoor Football League season.
Derico will serve as defensive backs coach, Calvin "Big O" Ousby will
direct the offensive line and Eric Scott will coach the defensive line.
Joining the former Vipers on the sideline will be Don Clauser, who will
be in charge of special teams.
am really pleased with the way the team is coming together and I am
excited about the opportunity to work with this young coaching staff,"
Calvin, Eric and I have all been through the battles together and have
achieved the highest goal possible along the way (the Vipers 2008 af2
championship.) These guys will bring a lot of experience and knowledge
of the game to the players, as well as support the culture and attitude
that we will strive to incorporate here in Huntsville."
served as defensive backs coach alongside Cokinos with the AFL's
Georgia Force the last two seasons and served in the same capacity with
the AFL's Alabama Vipers in 2010. As a player, Derico led the Vipers in
tackles through the '08 and '09 seasons.
has served as an assistant coach at Grissom and was an anchor on the
Tennessee Valley offensive line from 2006-09, while Scott currently
coaches at Scottsboro and is coming off an arena career that saw him set
a Viper team record with 17.5 sacks in '08 and later spend time with
Georgia in the AFL and the Hammers last season.
is a long-time coaching veteran and two-year coordinator with the
Hammers. He currently helps direct the Madison Academy football program.