Kent Briggs, former Western Carolina head coach and current Cherokee Braves head football coach, led his team to a state title this past season, and now he has another title.
During its regular session on the morning of Thursday, March 1, Tribal Council passed legislation designating Coach Briggs as an Honorary Member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Council passed Res. No. 143 (2018), which was submitted by the 2017 Cherokee Braves football team, unanimously. “Mr. Kent Briggs has given selflessly and built a strong foundation for our students and athletes through his empathy, encouragement, determination, commitment, and enthusiasm as he inspires our students to reach down into their souls to bring forth their very best,” the resolution states. “Despite his recent health and battle with cancer, he continued to be present for our students and athletes as a coach, leader, and mentor.”
Congratulations Coach on this great honor.