Coach Res(Grimsley HS) named head coach of the Cape Fear Heroes of the American Indoor Football League

Posted by Press Release on December 13, 2013 at 11:45 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

*****This new job with the Cape Fear Heroes, will not effect Coach Res’ work as the offensive coordinator, with the Grismsley Whirlies.*****

Cape Fear Heroes American Indoor Football (AIF)

Cape Fear Heroes Hire New Head Coach for 2014!

Josh Resignalo was named Head Coach of the Cape Fear Heroes professional indoor football team. Josh Resignalo is known to most players as Coach Res and not only as a coach but brings experience of having played Indoor Football as a Quarterback for the Raleigh Rebels, and the Carolina Speed. In addition to his playing experience, Coach Res has been a Head Coach with the Huntington Hammer and the Harrisburg Stampede. Coach Resignalo has also coached many years in NC High School football for multiple teams in the state. He is currently the Offensive Coordinator for Grimsley High School in Greensboro, NC. Most recently in indoor/arena football, Coach Res comes to the Heroes where he was the Defensive Coordinator for the Columbus Lions in the Professional Indoor Football League in 2013. In the 2013 Campaign in Columbus, Coach Res and his defense produced four 1st Team All PIFL selections, Iron Man of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year. DPOY led all DB’s of the PIFL in interceptions and left with 2 games remaining in regular season to play for the Orlando Predators of the AFL, which he remains for the 2014 AFL Season. Owner of the Heroes, Mrs. Barbara Spigner, stated that “Coach Resignalo and I share the same vision in the direction that the Cape Fear Heroes are going.” “I am excited to hit the ground running and get involved in the community” stated Coach Resignalo”. Coach Resignalo went on to say that there will be a lot of great things happening the next few months leading up to the 2014 Season.

Coach Resignalo is a US Marine Corps combat veteran of two tours in Iraq. He was a Crew Chief in the 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, NC. Coach Resignalo and his unit help lead troops during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003. In his 2nd tour in 2004, Coach Resignalo was a Squad Leader during combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq. Coach Resignalo stated, “I am very proud to be a Marine and look forward to building a relationship with the Fort Bragg community home of the 82nd Airborne.” With Coach Resignalo being a Military Veteran and a part of our family, this allows us to learn more about the military and learn what ways that we can give back to our local Military Families,” stated team owner Mrs. Spigner.

Head Coach Josh Resignalo is from Greensboro, North Carolina. He and his wife Angela have 2 children, their daughter Shaelyn, who is about to turn nine years old, and son Caleb who is 18 months. “The best thing for me and my family about this opportunity is that this will be the first time coaching professionally, that I get to be so close to home.” “That is huge for me.”

The Cape Fear Heroes will begin their 2014 Season in March. For More information go to the Heroes website at or contact the Heroes at their offices at 910-323-1100

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