Former Hammerheads player appointed to head coach position

Former Hammerheads player appointed to head coach position

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Hammerheads announced Tuesday Mark Briggs will take over as head coach for the upcoming 2016 USL regular season. He will begin full-time with the club Nov. 1, allowing him ample time to begin planning and preparation for the upcoming season.

"I am very honored and excited to be named head coach of Wilmington Hammerheads FC," said Mark Briggs. "My goal is to continue the tradition of excellence in this community. Wilmington has become home and I am blessed and honored to lead this team."

Briggs has been part of the Hammerheads family since 2009, first as a player and most recently as the club's assistant coach during the 2015 USL regular season alongside former head coach Carson Porter.

Porter stepped down from the role in September following the end of the season.

Briggs has a professional playing career that extends back to 1998. He has had previous stints with West Bromwich Albion, Herfølge BK, Notts County FC, Shrewsbury Town FC and Mosta FC of the Maltese Premier Division to name a few.

"My goal is to bring success to this community and put together a team that we all want to support and be proud of," Briggs said.

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