Colts make changes

Friday, July 11, 2008 1:49 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 9:12 PM
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Bubba Diggs is no longer the head coach of the Augusta Colts, according to the team’s Web site.

“I don’t know what to say,” Diggs said when contacted Friday afternoon. “I haven’t received any type of official letter or anything saying I’ve been relieved of my duties. On anything else, I have to say no comment.”

Kelli Pierson, the team’s assistant general manager, was also removed from the team’s Web site. Colts majority owner and general manager John Sisson confirmed that Pierson stopped working for the team July 1 but declined further comment at a Coliseum Authority meeting Friday afternoon.

He did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment on Diggs’ status.

Colts new minority owner and vice president of business affairs Tony Zefiretto called the removal of Diggs’ name a “miscommunication” and said it will be posted back on the Web site soon, but he would not confirm Diggs’ future with the team.

“We have not discussed our football operations as of yet,” he said.

Diggs has served as a coach for all three past Augusta indoor football teams including the Stallions, Spartans and Colts. He led the Spartans to a 2007 World Indoor Football League championship, and the Colts to a 7-7 season this spring in the more competitive American Indoor Football Association.

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