Former Greenville High School football coach Alvin Briggs has been named the Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese announced Monday.
, who will begin work Nov. 14, replaces Steve Bailey, who is retiring at the end of November.
new role, Briggs
will oversee All-Star Sports Week, coordinate the Champions Challenge and preside over the All-Star Game coaching selections.
"Coach Briggs is well known and respected throughout the state.
Briggs, 47, has been the head football coach at Florence since 2007, guiding the Falcons to a 34-19 record and two playoff appearances in five years.
"It's a tremendous honor to become a part of the AHSAA family," said Briggs
, who informed his
players of his
decision to join the AHSADCA Monday morning.
Prior to coaching at Florence, Briggs was the head football coach at his alma mater, Greenville High School, where his teams posted a 28-12 mark and made the state playoffs three times.
led the Tigers to 6-5 finishes, but managed just two winning seasons in his
tenure at GHS
and won just one game in his
final season in the Camellia City.
In addition to coaching and teaching, Briggs
has volunteered with such organizations as the Alabama Music Hall of Fame
and Girls Clubs
of America, the YMCA and the American Red Cross
He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Alabama where he was an assistant football coach from 1993-2001.
played defensive back at Auburn University
from 1984-87 and was a standout high school player at Greenville High School