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Alvin Briggs named executive director, here’s what to know

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Steve Savarese has his successor. The Alabama High School Athletic Association announced that Alvin Briggs, formerly the organization’s associate executive director, will now lead the AHSAA effective July 1. 

Briggs has compiled a long coaching and playing career in the state, leading two football programs before joining the AHSAA in 2011. 

Here’s what to know about the new executive director, from collegiate glory to rising up the AHSAA ranks: 

AHSAA Associate Executive Director Alvin Briggs, right, hads the 3A runner-up trophy to Prattville Christian coach Randy Stough on Saturday, May 23, 2021, at Choccolocco Park in Oxford.

A historic 5th 

Briggs became the fifth executive director in AHSAA history, following Savarese’s 15-year tenure. Cliff Harper led from 1948-1966. Bubba Scott took over in 1966 until Dan Washburn did so in 1990. 

Briggs is also the first Black leader of the AHSAA in the organization’s 100-year history. 

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