By Lewis Spearman
CROSBY The Crosby ISD Board of Education welcomed the new Athletic Director Jeff Riordan and by extension introduced him locals on Friday night and introduced the Crosby High School Athletic Booster Club too.
I certainly appreciate this welcome, said Coach Jeff Riordan, I want everyone to know Im going to put an outstanding product on the field. Our motto for this year is going to be Code Red.
We want our athletes to work hard and strive for excellence both on the field and in the classrooms. Our goal is to teach our student/athlete to take what they learn in these situations and use it the rest of their lives.
A lot of enthusiasm exudes from Jeff Riordan when one first encounters him. He describes his development as I graduated from Bridgeport High school in 1997, where I was a very successful athlete, I was an All-state W.R., regional qualifier in track and lettered in baseball. I then attended Austin College where I excelled in football and track. I was a two time team captain, #1 KR and top 10 W.R. in the American Southwest Conference. My hobbies are very similar to by priorities. I enjoy the time I spend at my church. I have taught bible classes, given sermons and lead prayers. I enjoy spending quality time with my family and supporting them in any way I can. I love all sports, coaching, playing or spectating.
His coaching philosophy centers on reaching young men and women by developing trust through getting to know them on a personal level and building a rapport with them. I believe in creating a structured, positive and energetic environment where athletes and coaches are challenged and encouraged daily.