Briggs resigning from BC AD post

Published 8:51 am Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BRIDGE CITY — Richard Briggs announced Tuesday that he is resigning as Bridge City Athletic Director. He will remain with the school through the school year.

Briggs is a Bridge City graduate where he also excelled in sports. He was a long-time assistant football coach and was head basketball coach for a few years. He eventually got into administration and also served as the principal of the high school.

Briggs sent The Orange Leader the following statement:

Due to recent events and circumstances as well as other factors, I have made the decision to resign as Athletic Director of Bridge City ISD.

It is my intent to remain in that role so as to continue support of our student-athletes and coaches until that resignation date becomes effective.

The focus in the months ahead will be in managing the department during transition to the new direction of leadership as determined by individuals of the board of trustees and BCISD administration.

Since starting employment in the spring of 1985 as a substitute teacher and continuing through the years as a teacher, coach, and administrator, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve the children and community of Bridge City High School and BCISD.

I am truly grateful for the hundreds of colleagues that I have worked side by side with over the years and for the blessing of friendships that have been formed.

Most importantly, I want to thank the thousands of former students whose amazing efforts filled my life as an educator with joys, rewards, and memories that will forever be cherished.

To present and future students, best wishes to you as you work to maintain the tradition of excellence and high expectations that define Bridge City High School.