Riggs accepts head coach position at Freed-Hardeman University; Exits as winningest coach in program history

Soccer, Spring Sports

Trey Hunter

June 12, 2023
Lindsay Riggs (center) has accepted the head coach position at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. She spent eight years as the head coach at Mustang, helping guide the Broncos to the Class 6A state championship game twice. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)

After an eight-year run as the winningest coach in program history, Lindsay Riggs will be taking the next step in her career.

Riggs has accepted the head coach position for the women’s program at her alma mater Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. – an opportunity she and Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman agreed she couldn’t pass up.

“I’m very excited,” Riggs said. “It’s funny how it happened – it popped up about two weeks ago and I said, ‘why not see where it leads.’ Of course, I’m really sad to leave because I’ve really seen myself grow and develop here over the last eight years.”

Foreman, whose sentiments have been echoed by countless athletes, parents, supporters, and more, said the program isn’t just losing a great coach, but a great person as well.

“It’s an awesome opportunity for her,” Foreman said. “She came in and we talked, and I let her know that we’re extremely happy for her and excited for her to get to take the next step in her career, especially at her alma mater.

“We’re extremely appreciative of what she has done here. She’s a great person and role model as well as a great coach and you really don’t get that everywhere. We definitely wish her the best of luck and know that our next coach has big shoes to fill.”

Riggs collected 98 wins over her eight seasons and helped guide the Broncos to the Class 6A state championship game twice. She has also served as the Class 6A West All-State coach and has been named the All-City Coach of the Year.

“I’ve been through a lot with this program,” she said. “Every year the girls are a great group to work with, which is what makes Mustang pretty special. Hopefully I’ve left it in pretty good shape, but whoever takes over will be in a great spot.”

Riggs played at Freed-Hardeman from 2007-2010, appearing in 67 games during her four seasons. She graduated with a degree in kinesiology.

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Trey Hunter is the owner and publisher of the Mustang Sports Review. He graduated from Mustang High School in 2006 before graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a journalism degree in 2011. He has covered Mustang sports for multiple publications as well as high school sports and professional basketball for other outlets. Contact Trey for story ideas or reach out with information. PHONE: (405) 659-9898 EMAIL: TreyHunter1987@gmail.com

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