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Goshen’ Rigby to accept position at Elba

Published 10:17pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Goshen Eagle offensive coordinator Ed Rigby will take over one of the state of Alabama’s most prestigious high school programs later this week.

Rigby will be named the newest head coach of the Elba Tigers.

Rigby leaves Goshen after one season as the Eagle’s offensive coordinator. During Rigby’s season as play caller, the Eagles swapped offenses early in the season and results followed.Goshen made the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

Rigby has previous head coach experience at Tate High School in Pensacola, Fla. While at Tate, Rigby led the Aggies to a 22-39 record in six seasons. He also guided Tate to the state playoffs in 2008 for the first time in eight years.

  • 4ever4theEagles

    First, I would like to say Congrats to Coach Rigby. I think getting a Head Coach position will be a great opportunity for him. However, some people may get upset with my opinion but it is what it is. So here, I did not like the way he walked in to speak with his football team at Goshen, announced how he was leaving by March 1st and just walked out without letting the kids say anything. Also, Goshen made the playoffs again this year because they have an AWESOME head coach who has stood by them year after year through the good and the bad and they made the playoffs because of how hard these kids worked for it, not because Coach Rigby swapped around a few plays! If Coach Rigby thinks he is going to go to Elba and win another State Title he is in for a rude awakening. Elba is going to expect BIG things from him. A lot of players are graduating this year and from my understanding some are leaving to follow the other coach. Again…speculations. Elba is also in our region, they are a 2A school, so he is not going to a bigger or better school then Goshen. Bottom line…I look forward to playing this team this year….and I hope we WIN. Remember, Goshen was a young team and we still made the playoffs. This coming year, we are going to be bigger and better. :) GO EAGLES!!!

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    • 1foreagles

      Agreed. The eagles “swapped plays” to go back to doing what worked. And it paid off with a trip to the playoffs. I’m thankful we have a dedicated head coach that cares about our students on and off the field. Wishing Rigby and his sons the best of luck at their new school.

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