LMA football coach announces his resignation

by | February 10, 2019 10:15 am

Last Updated: February 10, 2019 at 10:03 am

Laurence Manning Academy Head Football Coach Robbie Briggs announced on Friday, February 1, that he will not be returning to coach again next year. This came a few days after providing the LMA School Board with his letter of resignation on Monday.

Briggs’ family owns Cottingham Insurance Agency, located at 10 Rigby Street in Manning, and Briggs states he wishes to give 100 percent of his time to that business.

“I will be shifting my attention fully to our family business, my three children, and doing things with my family during the fall that I have not been able to do for the past 23 years,” said Briggs.

Briggs feels he has made large strides with the LMA football program over the last six seasons, and he looks forward to its continued success. However, he acknowledges it was more than a team effort.

“Without the overwhelming support of the board, parents and school administration, we would not have been able to accomplish the things that we did the last six years,” said Briggs.

With a head coaching record of 153-69 overall, including his time at Manning High School, Briggs leaves LMA after a 50-24 record. His five semi-final appearances and two state final appearances will remind LMA of his drive and desire to help the team push to be their best.

Briggs and his family will continue to support and enjoy LMA football. They will simply be enjoying it as fans from the stands after this year.

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