On Sunday, Barney Riggs passed away. Barney will best be remembered as a great coach, caring teacher, outstanding sports official and one heck of a nice person. Years ago, his name was synonymous with Hedrick Junior High because of his impact on the athletic program. To him, the world revolved around young people and to them, he was always "Barney." What a great loss he will be to all those who knew Barney and the countless students and athletes whose lives he touched over the years. He will be missed. — Tom Perdue, Phoenix

On Sunday, Barney Riggs passed away. Barney will best be remembered as a great coach, caring teacher, outstanding sports official and one heck of a nice person. Years ago, his name was synonymous with Hedrick Junior High because of his impact on the athletic program. To him, the world revolved around young people and to them, he was always "Barney." What a great loss he will be to all those who knew Barney and the countless students and athletes whose lives he touched over the years. He will be missed. — Tom Perdue, Phoenix