Elgin Riggins was an outstanding athlete at Lyons Junior-Senior High School. He was a starter on the school varsity basketball team for three years. He also played varsity football and varsity tennis.
In basketball, Elgin was 1st Team All-League his junior year, All Greater, Rochester 1st Team his senior year, 1st Team All State his senior year, Super 16 All Tourney in 1980, and Class A MVP for Sectionals in 1980. He also played on the Empire State Team in 1979. Elgin was team captain his senior year and the team was 43-6 for his last two years. He averaged 69% shooting from the field for his career and 75% from the foul line.
Elgin held the following Lyons season records at graduation: 437 rebounds, 88 jump balls won, 564 points scored, 205 offensive rebounds, 90 free throws made, 237 field goals made, and block shots- 216 season, 18 single game and 359 for his career. He also held the regional scoring record of 34 points in a game (24 in the second half).
Elgin was recruited by many college teams. He went on to play at St. Bonaventure from 1981-1982 and at Waynesburg College from 1982-1984. Elgin now lives in Webster with his wife Jannette and their two children, Taylor and Abbie. He has coached Webster Wildcats youth football, Webster North Coast Youth Basketball and Rochester Area Players AAU youth basketball. He has worked at the state and federal level for 25 years. Elgin is currently working at USPS as a City Carrier and as a part-time supervisor for Aquinas Institute.