Coach Crigger graduated from Elon University in May of 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. While attending Elon University Coach Crigger also played football.
He began his teaching career in August 1971 at Suffolk High School and his additional duties included assistant football and assistant track coach.
In the summer of 1976 Coach Crigger began teaching physical education and coaching varsity football at Nansemond Suffolk Academy. His 1977 football team won the VAAC Eastern Division Championship and in 1978 they won the VAAC State Championship. In 1978 he started the girls and boys track programs. In 1978 and 1979 the Boys Track Team won the VAAC State Track Championship. In 1980 Coach Crigger introduced the fleur- de-lis to the football helmets and painted them on the football field for home games.
After a ten- year absence Coach Crigger returned to Nansemond Suffolk Academy in August of 1994 to teach and to once again be the head varsity football coach. In 2006 he began coaching track again and in 2007 added cross-country to his resume.
Coach Crigger’s football teams won TCIS championships in 1980, 1981, 1982, 2002, 2003, and had undefeated seasons in 1979 and 1981. They also won the VISAA II State Football Championship in 2000.
His teams received the Bill Tucker Memorial sportsmanship award the first four years that it was awarded to a private school by the Southeastern Virginia Football Officials Association
Coach Crigger’s hobbies include classic Ford Mustangs, hunting, fishing, four wheeling, gardening, growing banana palms, biking and walking.