Rigdon tapped to direct Athletics and Activities

posted Jun 27, 2018, 7:34 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 27, 2018, 7:35 AM ]

At the Bartlesville Board of Education meeting on June 28, Superintendent Chuck McCauley will recommend that former varsity baseball coach Spence Rigdon serve as the new Director of Athletics and Activities. Rigdon will succeed Ryan Huff, who resigned earlier this week.

A 1991 graduate of Bartlesville High School, Rigdon taught social studies in the Bartlesville Public Schools for 18 years, including a long stint in the district’s alternative high school program. In 2015, he was the recipient of the annual Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award and soon after that earned a master’s degree. Rigdon served as the district’s varsity baseball coach for the past fifteen years but recently stepped down from his positions, planning to become the athletic director at Collinsville, and the district hired Austin Jarvis as the new head varsity baseball coach.

Superintendent McCauley commented, “I am grateful that Collinsville was willing to let us bring Spence back home as our new Director of Athletics and Activities. His long experience in the district, record of accomplishments, and ties to our community will greatly benefit our programs.”

Rigdon successfully fought a battle with cancer in recent years, bolstered by an outpouring of community support for him and his family. Rigdon’s wife, Christina, is the district’s Family Support Coordinator for Title I schools. Spence and Christina have three children: Rilee, who is a champion runner and will continue to run at Oklahoma State, along with Bradee, who will be a freshman at Bartlesville High School, and Cy, who will be in the fourth grade.

Spence Rigdon
Spence Rigdon is being recommended as the new Director of Athletics and Activities