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Pittsburgh Power Fire Head Coach Chris Siegfried; Hire Mike Tomczak As Offensive Coordinator

A tumultuous year continues for the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League. On Monday, ownership fired head coach Chris Siegfried, according to the Trib.

Defensive coordinator Derek Stingley will replace Siegfried. The team also hired former Steelers quarterback Mike Tomczak as the team's offensive coordinator, a move planned before Siegfried was canned. Tomczak will take over playcalling duties which had been done by Siegfried.

Under Siegfried, the Power missed the playoffs in 2011, a team first. They have a 2-8 record so far this year, and the final straw was apparently a weekend loss to the previously winless Kansas City Command.

Siegfried wished the team well in a statement following the news of his firing.

"I am going to miss coaching in the city of Pittsburgh," he said. "Unfortunately, I couldn't get it turned around. I wish the Power organization all the best in the future."

Earlier this year, the Power had been plagued by labor struggles which had engulfed the league, as the union seeks to increase compensation for players.

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