The Canal Winchester Times

Boys Basketball

Riggs steps down as Canal Winchester coach


Kent Riggs has resigned from his job as coach of the Canal Winchester High School boys basketball team.

Riggs, who will continue working as Canal Winchester’s athletics director, was the winningest and longest-tenured coach in program history.

In 27 seasons, Riggs guided the Indians to a 422-194 overall record, seven Mid-State League titles, five district championships, six district runner-up finishes and their only regional title in 2000.

Riggs was elected to the Canal Winchester Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Mid-State League Hall of Fame in 2013.

“This is something I’ve done for 30 years and obviously I’m going to miss it,” Riggs said. “I’ve been the A.D. and boys basketball coach here for 16 years and I didn’t plan on doing both jobs for this long, because it’s hard with all of the responsibilities you have between the two jobs.

“We’ve got six seniors coming back and a lot of good young kids moving up and this is a good time to let someone else come in with a lot of energy and run forward with the basketball coaching position.”