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West Morgan's Mikel Riggs has resigned after going 7-23 in three seasons as head coach. [JERONIMO NISA/DECATUR DAILY FILE]

Mikel Riggs has resigned as head football coach at West Morgan.

According to West Morgan Principal Keith Harris, Riggs informed his team this past week that he had resigned.

Riggs went 7-23 in three seasons at West Morgan with no appearances in the Class 4A playoffs. He replaced John Ritter after the 2017 season when West Morgan went 10-2 and advanced to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.

“I’m really grateful for these past three seasons at West Morgan,” Riggs said. “We had a tough schedule this year and a lot of injuries, but our young men kept working hard and fighting through adversity.

“The program has a bright future with some great young athletes coming up, so it’s hard to resign from a position with a lot of potential. After a lot of prayer and consideration, making a change for me and my family right now is best.”

Harris said the resignation won’t be official until the next Morgan County school board meeting. After that the school will begin the search for the new head coach.

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