09/16/2010 11:57 AM -

The Jacksonville Sharks’ offensive coordinator was named the head coach of the Arena Football League’s newest franchise, the Pittsburgh Power.

Jacksonville Sharks offensive coordinator Chris Siegfried, a former coach of the year with the Spokane Shock, was chosen by the Pittsburgh Power to lead the city’s AFL expansion team in its first season in 2011.

Siegfried agreed to a deal last Friday to become the Power’s coach and signed a contract this week with the club, terms of which weren’t revealed.

He emerged as the favorite from a field of at least four candidates, including former Dallas Vigilante head coach Rich Ingold.

“We are happy for Chris and his family and the opportunity he has as a head coach,” stated Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy. “He was an integral part of the team’s success in 2010 and has a bright future in this league. Though he may be with the Power, he will always be a Shark.”

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL).  The reigning South Division Champions play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  The Sharks return to action in March of 2011 for a sophomore season. Season tickets for the 2011 season are now available. To reserve your season tickets, group tickets, or for more information please call (904) 621-0700.