by Hunter Dawkins

Tuesday evening, the Long Beach School District accepted the resignation of varsity Head Football Coach Philip Pigott.  The Long Beach Bearcats just completed their second season under Pigott, finishing 1-10 with the sole victory coming against the cross-interstate rival West Harrison Hurricanes 57-49 on September 6.

Pigott’s record was 4-18 after being hired in February in 2018 from Petal High School’s staff where he worked as the defensive coordinator since 2015.  Before that, Pigott was safeties coach at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

“The Long Beach School District and the high school administration wish nothing but the best for Coach Pigott and his family,” said Long Beach School District Superintendent Dr. Jay Smith.  “The District Athletic Director (Russ Badeaux) will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.”

The Long Beach Bearcats allowed a record 522 points in their 2019 football season.