Success in football has always followed Alvin Briggs, and that success has continued as a member of the AHSAA staff.
Briggs has been named the new associate executive director of the AHSAA. He is replacing Tony Stallworth, who has held the position for 7 years. Briggs has done an outstanding job as director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association since replacing Steve Bailey in 2011.
Briggs was quite an athlete at Greenville High School where he played wide receiver and defensive back. He ended his high school career with 31 interceptions, despite having a season ending knee injury in the fifth game of his senior year. Briggs played in the 1983 North-South Football game in Tuscaloosa where he scored on an 80 yard touchdown pass and a 75 yard interception return. He signed with Auburn University where he became a freshman starter at defensive back. Briggs was an All Conference defensive back in 1986 and played on some of Pat Dye’s best teams at Auburn, despite suffering another knee injury that caused him to be red shirted in 1985. He was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 1988, but suffered another knee injury in the first pre season game that ended his career.
Briggs was hired as assistant coach at the University of North Alabama in 1993, where he worked through 2000. UNA won back to back Division II National championships during his tenure and at one point won 41 of 42 games. He left college coaching to become the head coach at his alma mater Greenville High School in 2001 where he spent four seasons and then on to Florence High School where he coached for 5 years. His overall coaching record was 52-44.
“I want to thank Mr. Savarese for his leadership and am very appreciative of the confidence he has in me that I can do the job,” Briggs said. “I also thank Mr. Stallworth for his example and leadership. There have been some great men in this position and I am very humbled for this opportunity.”
Briggs becomes the fifth associate executive director in the history of the AHSAA.
Briggs (#4) was an outstanding player on some of Pat Dye’s best teams at Auburn in the mid 80’s.