Coach Dave Riggs
2016 Ironman Legacy Award
Total of 35 years coaching, 29 years at Perry
State Champions – 30, 48 State Finalist
State Place winners - 106
State Qualifiers - 175
Team Top 10 State Team Finishes - 25
State Dual Champions 2014
State Tournament Champions 2014
Team State Runner up - 9 x’s in the last 13 years
Dual Meet State Runner up - 7x’s
District Team Titles - 17
District Individual Champions - 82
Sectional Team Champions - 23
Sectional Individual Champions -149
Federal League Team Titles - 21
Team nationally ranked top 40 in Country - 18 times
Team nationally ranked top 10 in Country - 4 times
Overall Record 311-57-1
Perry Federal League Dual Record last 21 years 148-2
Ohio Hall of Fame Coach 2001-02
Ohio High School Coach of the Year 1996-97
National Hall Of Fame Coach 2015-16
National Coach of the Year 2014 (N.W.C.A.)
National Federation Ohio Coach of the year 2015
13x - Federal League Coach of the Year
14x -Stark County Coach of the Year
USA-Ohio National Team Coach 16 years
Bio prior to Perry High School
Akron Coventry High Schools 1st State Champion 1973
Attended University of Arizona, scholarship athlete, four year starter, Pac-10 runner-up, nationally ranked and NCAA national qualifier. Nominated for Senior Athlete of the Year at the University of Arizona.
1st coaching job- Grad assistant coach University of Arizona.
Coventry volunteer assistant coach- State Champions.
Medina Highland Head Coach 2 years- dual record 24-3, coached 5 state placers and 1 State Champion. 1982-84.
Assistant coach at North Canton Hoover 1984-85.
Ontario High School Head Coach 1 year- 5-7 dual record, coached 2 state placers and schools 1st State Champion. 1985-86
Massillon Perry 1986 to 2015