Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) executive director Alvin Briggs is retiring effective September 2. 

Briggs announced the news at Wednesday's AHSAA Central Board of Control April meeting in Montgomery.

Briggs has been with the AHSAA since 2011, serving in various roles, including director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association and associate executive director, before becoming executive director when Steve Savarese stepped down in 2021. 

Briggs moved into the executive director role in July 2021. 

“My time with the AHSAA has been memorable. I am humbled and thankful for having the opportunity to serve our member schools and Central Board as their executive director,” Briggs said in a statement. “I am grateful to the AHSAA staff for their commitment to serving our member schools. I will miss this extended family. I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish and am confident the AHSAA will continue to move forward facing and overcoming the many challenges that the future might bring. Now, after much prayer, it is time for me to retire.”

In other news, the AHSAA legislative council approved a bylaw increasing the dollar value limit a student-athlete can receive from $250 in retail value to read: “No award of any kind having a monetary value of more than $1,200 value per event.”

The council also amended a bylaw to allow a school coach to coach a student from his or her school on a non-school team if the non-school team is an Olympic-level team. The request must be made to the Central Board before the event and at a regularly scheduled Board meeting.

AHSAA Central Board of Control suspended Hoover baseball coach Adam  Moseley in January 2023 because he served as the pitching coach on the USA Baseball Under 18 National Team that won the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, held in September in Sarasota, Florida. Because the tournament was held during the school year, Moseley was found in violation of the AHSAA rule that bans coaching a student in sports competitions outside of the season during the school year.

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