By Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record

The future of the Cardinals looks to be in good hands for the immediate future as Dwayne DuBois was named athletic director on Monday night.

The Bridge City Independent School District’s Board of Trustees met in a regular scheduled meeting on Monday evening and, following a closed door, executive session to discuss administrative contracts, approved DuBois to officially be the Athletic Director of Bridge City ISD.

According to Todd Lintzen, the new Bridge City ISD superintendent, who was also taking part in his first meeting of the Board of Trustees in his new position, the decision needed to be made.

“It was just the appropriate time to do that,” Lintzen said of making DuBois the athletic director.

Richard Briggs has served as the Athletic Director for Bridge City ISD since 2014 after the district removed Cris Stump from the position while retaining him as head coach for another football season.

Briggs announced following the start of the 2015-2016 school year that he planned to step down from the position following the end of the school year.

In his first season as head coach, DuBois resurrected a Bridge City Cardinals football program. Following consecutive 2-8 losing seasons, DuBoise guided the Cardinals to a third place finish and 7-4 record in District 10-4A Division I, which ended with a 44-20 Bi-District loss to eventual state semi-finalist Carthage Bulldogs.

Prior to arriving at Bridge City High School, DuBois served as head coach and Athletic Director at Hardin-Jefferson, where he helped guide the Hawks to consecutive deep playoff runs. He served as offensive coordinator at Vidor High School, before taking the job at Hardin-Jefferson, and helped the Pirates to consecutive playoff appearances in 2011 and 2012.