Bridge City AD resigns

Published 8:02 pm Tuesday, August 18, 2015

By Gabriel Pruett

The News sports writer

Richard Briggs has announced his resignation as athletic director with the Bridge City Independent School District.

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In a letter sent to The News, Briggs said, “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.”

Briggs went on to say he plans to remain on as AD through football season and to transition out during the spring.

He took over as athletic director last year when former head football coach Cris Stump was relieved of the AD duties. Stump would later step down from being coach and BCISD hired Dwayne Dubois.

Briggs started with BCISD in 1985. He has worked as a substitute teacher and also took roles as a teacher, coach and an administrator.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the children and community of Bridge City High School and BCISD,” Briggs said in the letter. “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 informed. 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.”

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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