Briggs resigns as BCHS athletic director
Bridge City High School Athletic Director Richard Briggs has announced his resignation from BCHS. He will stay on the job through football season and transition out in the spring. The following is a statement he sent to The Record Newspapers and other news outlets:
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 the 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.