Former OHS, TRM coach Jamie Riggs to lead Houston Academy program

Published 7:21 pm Saturday, January 27, 2018

Former T.R. Miller head coach Jamie Riggs has been named Houston Academy’s new head football coach, according to numerous media sources.

Riggs retired from T.R. Miller, his alma mater, in February 2016 after 27 years as head coach. Coach Riggs led the Tigers to four state championships, and made the playoffs every year. He spent three years coaching at Opp High School before moving to Miller.

Riggs worked as an assistant coach at Leeds High School last year.

At Houston Academy, he’ll replace Jimmy Addison, who was released from his duties in November. The Raiders went 0-10 in 2017 and haven’t won a region game since 2015. They compete in Class 3A, Region 2, which includes Opp, Straughn, Geneva, Pike County, Providenc Christian, Slocomb and Wicksburg.

An official announcement is expected at 6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 29.