September 4, 1946 – August 27, 2021
David Rigot, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle, passed away peacefully surround by family on August 27, 2021.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen Rigot; son, Damon and wife, Karen of Fairfield, CT; daughter, Dana Mathews and husband, Michael of Reading, MA; and his grandchildren, Autumn, Addyson, Anthony, Lucy, Max and Callie.
David was born on September 4, 1946, in Steubenville, OH. He attended Weir High School and went on to play Football at Shepherd University in West Virginia where he is still an avid fan and Ram Gridiron Club member. While there, he met, dated and went on to marry his college sweetheart, Colleen, and lived in Annapolis, MD, Charleston, SC, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Sarasota, FL, and finally settling in Ponte Vedra, Florida. While raising his family in Annapolis for 33 years, he started his teaching career at Corkran Middle School before moving to Glen Burnie High School as a teacher, head football coach and Athletic Director splitting his final few years as an adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College. He moved on to selling football equipment for Riddell All American Sports working with high school and university football programs all over the Maryland and DC area including The United States Naval Academy and The Washington Football Team before retiring to Charleston, SC. David never missed an opportunity to be with his family, watching his children and grandchildren play sports and perform on stage, and most importantly, spending quality time with his wife Colleen. He was always up for a good time and loved to celebrate never missing a family gathering, birthday or reunion. David lived to travel. He has been to Italy, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Switzerland, Mexico, San Juan, Jamaica, Bahamas, and various states within the US especially to Massachusetts and Connecticut to visit his children. He had a strong Catholic faith and lived his life to serve the Lord and lead by positive example. He loved interacting with people and everyone that crossed his path left a lasting impression on him. He was known for his larger than life personality, smile that could light up any room and he was always good for an unforgettable one-liner. He loved coming back to his hometown of Annapolis where he impacted so many lives of students, athletes and friends. While walking the streets of Annapolis you could always count on hearing, “Hey Coach!” He lives on in all of us.
There will be a celebration of life in the early fall in the Annapolis area, details coming soon.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to the Ram Gridiron Club in honor of David Rigot: Checks payable to, Shepherd University Foundation, Attn. Ram Gridiron Club, PO Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Online Donations https://suathleticclub.org/ram-gridiron-club.