Faith Academy AD moving on after one year at helm

June 2, 2011 at 1:02 a.m.

Almost a year to the day he first took the job, Alan Driggers is stepping down as boys basketball coach and athletic director at Faith Academy.

Jason Driver, the school's first-year baseball coach, who is coming off a season in which the Cougars went 3-18 after losing several key players to graduation and transfer, will take over for Driggers as the school's AD.

"It's a mutually agreed upon deal," Driggers said. "After talking and learning the direction the school wants to go, it's going to be for the best. I think the year here was well spent, a lot of good things happened."

The school will be looking to fill two coaching voids, with Driggers leaving and girls basketball coach Daryl Burns stepping aside to manage his local business.

Driggers spent six seasons at Tomball Rosehill Christian, where he was 105-38 as girls basketball coach, with two trips to the TAPPS Class 3A final four.

But his year at Faith Academy as boys coach was a struggle. The Cougars had graduated several key players, including leading scorer Derek Staudenmeier, and several others transferred to new schools. The team finished 15-22 overall and missed the playoffs.

Driver is the school's third athletic director in three years as it continues to grow. Plans for a new gym closer to the school's campus on Mockingbird Lane are still planned, and because of increase in the school's population could move up to TAPPS Class 3A for next year.

For now, Driggers is examining his options for the future.

"I've got some things to work on, I've got some logistics to work out," Driggers said. "I've got some opportunities, some at the high school, one at the college level.

"I don't have to make a decision right away."



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