Eugene Briggs has been hired as the head varsity boys basketball coach at Chartiers-Houston. Briggs spent the 2009-10 season with the Bucs as the top assistant to Jerry Cypher, who resigned as head coach to help his son Brendan at Burgettstown.
Briggs is no stranger to the local hoops scene.
He was a long-time head coach at Fort Cherry, where he was also one of the school's all-time leading scorers. Briggs also helps organize the annual Washington-Greene Senior All-Star Games.
* Canon-McMillan will not hire a head football coach at tonight's school board meeting but there will be an executive session where the finalists will be discussed. A head coach could be hired as early as next week in a special meeting of the school board.
* Mike Brodnick, the man Cypher replaced at Chartiers-Houston, has resigned as girls basketball coach at Canon-McMillan.
Brodnick guided the Big Macs to a pair of rare playoff appearances in 2004-05 and 2006-07. He also coached the first C-M girls player to land a Division I scholarship in point guard Natasha Williams, who plays at Akron.