Carlos Briggs is no stranger to collegiate coaching, having coached for more than 18 years. Prior to FAMU, Briggs served for two seasons as an assistant coach for McLennan Community College, helping the Highlanders achieve two conference championships, one national tournament bid, and two top 10 finishes in national rankings (Ninth in 2016; seventh in 2017).
In his time before MCC, Briggs served as assistant coach at Trinity Valley Community College, helping lead the Cardinals to a conference championship, an appearance in the NJCAA Sweet 16, and a No.4 ranking at the end of the 2015 season.
Briggs also worked as an assistant coach at the University of Detroit – Mercy from 2007-2012. During his time at UDM, he was instrumental in helping the recovery of the program – building the program to the point of securing berths in NCAA and NIT tournaments.
Prior to his years at UDM, Briggs served as the head coach of Schoolcraft College from 1997-2006. During his nine-year tenure, he established the Ocelots into one of the best junior college programs in the country, compiling a 249-39 record. In 2000-01, he led Schoolcraft to a 36-1 mark, including a 35-game winning streak, and the program’s first-ever appearance in the NJCAA Division I Final Four. He was named the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Coach of the Year in 2002 and was three-time conference, district and regional Coach of the Year, as well as a five-time state Coach of the Year. He coached seven All-Americans, 27 all-region players, 14 all-state players and 23 all-conference selections. His program was known throughout the country by NCAA coaches as Schoolcraft produced 45 Division I signees.
Before taking the coaching job at Schoolcraft, Briggs spent two seasons as an Assistant Boys’ Basketball coach at Waxahachie (1995-96) and Cedar Hill (1996-97) High Schools.
He attended St. Benedictine High School in Detroit. He went on to play for Schoolcraft for two years before signing with Baylor University. At Schoolcraft, he became one of the top offensive players in NJCAA history, leading the country in scoring for two straight years. His 1,952 career points is eighth overall in NJCCA history, and his 60 points in a game ranks 11th.
At Baylor, Briggs led the Bears with a 20.4 points per game average in 1984-85 and earned Southwest Conference All-Newcomer Team honors. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, and played professionally in the CBA, the World Basketball League and the Philippine Basketball Association. Playing in the PBA, Briggs averaged 63 points per game, the highest average ever in the PBA with a game high of 89 points.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor in 1993.
2015-2017: Volunteer assistant coach, McLennan Community College
2014-15: Assistant coach, Trinity Valley Community College
2007-12: Assistant coach, University of Detroit-Mercy
1997-2006: Head coach, Schoolcraft College
1996-97: Assistant coach, Cedar Hill High School
1995-96: Assistant coach, Waxahachie High School
1989: Añjeo Rum 65, PBA
1989: Youngstown Pride, WBL
1988-89: Rockford Lightning, CBA
1984-85: Baylor University
1982-84: Schoolcraft College
1993: Bachelor’s in education, Baylor University