Message from Athletics Director Mark Briggs

Shell Nation,

This past year was unlike any other year we have been through. We faced many challenges, all of which tested ourselves more than we thought was possible. However, instead of being paralyzed by our circumstances, we adapted, grew and set the course to become better teachers, coaches, administrators, nurses, directors and Athletics Department. 

COVID-19 strongly impacted our sports programs and our focus and attention was immediately brought back to why we are all here, to serve our student-athletes and provide them the opportunity to develop both on and off the field. This is and must continue to be at the forefront of everything Roxana Athletics does. As I reflect on the last 11 months and look forward to the remainder of this year, I cannot express how proud I am of our student-athletes and coaches. Even in the midst of adversity, they continue to perform at the highest levels in our classrooms, and in competition. 

There is a lot of excitement around restarting high school sports right now and I believe sports will serve as a motivational tool in the classroom for many of our athletes.  As we look toward the future, I am working hard to complete our spring and summer schedules. All athletic contests will be streamed on the NFHS Network. The cost is $10.99 per/month or $69.99 annually. Behind all live streams are parents, teachers and friends that love to see their kids and student-athletes compete no matter the outcome. Being able to watch competitions of all levels and sports has never been so valuable. 

Mark Briggs