Published 9:31 am Tuesday, July 5, 2005
By By Bruce Hixon – Sports Editor
For years, T.R. Miller Tigers football coach Jamie Riggs has promoted his program with the success it has enjoyed on the field.
Now Riggs wants to promote football as a whole across the state.
That is one of Riggs' top goals as the president of the newly formed Alabama Football Coaches Association.
Riggs and Prattville head coach Bill Clark, who is serving as vice-president, helped originate the formation of the AFCA when they met as coaches in last season's Alabama North-South All-Star Game.
Riggs said a key figure in the board's leadership direction is former Hewitt-Trussville coach Jack Wood. Wood currently works through the Alabama Sports Medicine Department.
The AFCA has a 10-member board of director which currently consists of eight head coaches and two assistant coaches.
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The AFCA will have committees study various football issues and topics.
Riggs wants the AFCA to have an annual football awards day.
Down the road Riggs would like the AFCA to also recognize past coaches and teams.