Michael Biggs is a new addition to the Xavier men's soccer program. Biggs joins the Musketeers' coaching staff after a successful stint as a player and coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Michael Biggs begins his second season as an assistant coach at Xavier after a successful playing and coaching career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Biggs will work primarily with the defensive unit that has seen program records broken over consecutive years.
"I really respect the program at UAB for which he both played and coached and the tutelage that he received from UAB head coach Mike Getman," head coach Andy Fleming said. "However, it was his story as a player that shows that he is a Xavier type of guy who embodies many of the winning qualities that has allowed this program to grow so quickly.
"He is someone who walked on, overachieved and worked his way into a starting position and captain's role on a Top 25 team, while being an honor student and getting a master's degree."
Biggs was a four-year letterwinner at UAB and played in 65 games during his career, tallying one goal and two assists as a defender. During his senior season, Biggs was voted by his teammates to be a captain and eventually helped the Blazers earn an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament. During his sophomore year he was part of a team that knocked off then unbeaten and No. 1 Southern Methodist. He is also one of few players to receive the UAB Coaches Award twice.
He began the coaching portion of his career after graduating from UAB in 2007 with a degree in mathematics. He served as an administrative assistant from 2007 to 2009 before taking on the role of volunteer assistant coach for the 2010 and 2011 season. He also coached for the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club for four seasons.