Riggs celebrates Tiger anniversary

Published 5:43 am Wednesday, August 27, 2008

By Staff
Story by Adam Robinson
hen T.R. Miller Tiger head football coach Jamie Riggs steps on the football field Friday night in Atmore, he will begin his 20th season as head coach for the Tigers.
Riggs, one of the most successful coaches in the state of Alabama, has compiled an overall coaching record of 223-63 in 19 seasons at T.R. Miller and three seasons at Opp.
While 20 years is a long time for a coach to stay with one team, Riggs said one thing has kept him there.
With Riggs at the helm, the Tigers have reached several milestones and records over the past two decades: four state championships, Riggs' 200th win overall and 200th T.R. Miller win, the most wins in the state in the 1990s, wins over rival W.S. Neal and several undefeated seasons.
But Riggs could not name his most memorable moment at Miller. “It's hard to name one because it has been so many,” he said. “But one thing that does stand out is that we have been able to play at such a high level for so long. We had our first losing season last year in 25 years, and to be able to play at that level just says something about your players.