Jamie Riggs steps down as Houston Academy football coach

Riggs steps away as Houston Academy head coach
Riggs steps away as Houston Academy head coach(wtvy)
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 5:27 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - After three seasons of leading the charge for the Houston Academy football team, Jamie Riggs has stepped down as the head coach for the Raiders.

Riggs took over as the Raiders head coach in January of 2018 after a successful coaching career at T.R. Miller. Riggs coached the Tigers for 27 seasons winning four state titles during his time at his alma mater. Riggs would retire from T.R. Miller in 2015.

After a brief stint away from the game, Riggs got the itch to coach once again and accepted the head coaching job at Houston Academy.

During his three seasons, Houston Academy went 11-20 and earned a berth in the AHSAA playoffs during his first season in 2018. Houston Academy finished this past season 3-7.

In a statement released by the school, Riggs said, “I want to thank everyone that has helped us at Houston Academy in our efforts to rebuild our football program over the last 3 years, especially the players and coaches who have been so dedicated to that cause.”

Assistant coach Eddie Brundidge will assume the role as the Raiders head coach.

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