Rigsby named new boys’ coach at Siegel | Sports
Matt Rigsby is exactly where he wants to be.
It has been since he became an assistant basketball coach of the Siegel boys four years ago.
Rigsby will now make the 18-inch transition to the head coach chair as he was named the Stars head coach on Friday.
He replaces Dyron Birdwell, who recently left Siegel to take the senior post at Oakland High School.
“I’ve been here for four years. The opportunity itself represents the world to me because if there’s one place I want to be, it’s Siegel High School,” Rigsby said. “I developed great 8 to 3 friendships every day, and it’s really awesome.
“The older you get, at least in my journey, the more important (relationships) are to you. Gaining status is all-important, but you start to prioritize the things that are important.
Rigsby spent nine seasons as the Cannon County head coach.
“I wasn’t necessarily looking to be a head coach again, but it was itchy,” he said. “I was an assistant at Siegel and it would be fine because I love it here. But when it was opened I had to pursue it to myself and my family.”
Despite the loss of five starting starters that have led the Stars to the TSSAA State Tournament this season, Rigsby expects an easy transition.
“I think it gives me a head start to get into the transition as I already know these kids,” Rigsby said. “We’ll be young; we’ve got nine degrees this year. But coaching is coaching and teaching is teaching, and that’s what they’ll get from me. is what you need. “