West Caldwell has announced the hiring of veteran coach Mike Biggerstaff as their next head football coach. Biggerstaff comes home to West Caldwell with 19 years of head coaching experience at the high school level. He is the All-Time leader in wins for football coaches at West Caldwell with a record of 75-21 between 1979-1987.
Coach Biggerstaff, also was the head coach at RS-Central and East Burke during his career, tallying a total of 144 wins over 19 seasons. While at West Caldwell he led the Warriors to six Conference Championships and was selected as Conference Coach of the Year three times. He also served as a Coach for the East-West All Star Game as well as the Shrine Bowl in 1985 while coaching the Warriors.
Coach Biggerstaff is a member of the Caldwell County Sports Hall of Fame and was also inducted into the Western Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016, where he was a standout football player.
In 2016, the football field at Thuss Stadium on the campus of West Caldwell, was named after Coach Biggerstaff.
Coach Biggerstaff is married to Sandee Biggerstaff, who is retired from West Caldwell. Their son, Joe Don is a 1993 graduate of West Caldwell where he was a standout athlete as well. Coach Biggerstaff has two grand-children, Madison and Eli.
“What a great day to be a Warrior. We are honored and proud to hire Coach Biggerstaff home to West Caldwell to lead our Football program and to mentor young men. We set out to hire the best coach we could find and we decided to shoot for the moon. Coach Biggerstaff has a heart to lead our football program back where it belongs and he is driven to help the young men in our school. He will now begin working to assemble a top notch staff and start spring practice when we return from spring break. We are fortunate to have Coach Biggerstaff back on the sideline. It’s a great day to be a Warrior!”
– Athletic Director Stephen McMasters
“We are so excited to finally be naming a head football coach. We wanted to ensure we were hiring, not only the best football coach, but the best person to truly know what our student-athletes and community need. We have truly hit a grand slam with Coach Biggerstaff. The success he has had in not only win percentages, but in producing successful, productive citizens is second to none. We are truly hiring the perfect person for the job! We look forward to watching the program grow and seeing West Caldwell back competitive on the gridiron.”
– Principal Craig Styron