Pensacola High’s head baseball coach, the PNJ’s baseball coach of the year 2016, announced he is resigning at the end of the season, and he says that district administration is the cause.
Coach Jamie Rigdon told the PNJ that the school district has blocked players from his transferring to his program, while allowing his players move to other schools.
“I think the guy who oversees the county has purposely sought us out,” said Rigdon. “We were open for new players, we had guys that wanted to come here (PHS) but they were all denied (by Escambia County School District).” Read more.
Three years ago, Superintendent Thomas targeted the Escambia High School football program, which led to eventual firing of head coach Willie Spears. Read more.