Former Astros star Biggio to coach Houston high school team

Updated: May 19, 2008, 1:58 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Former Astros star Craig Biggio is set to become the head baseball coach at St. Thomas High School in Houston.

Biggio was an assistant baseball and football coach this year at St. Thomas, which won a state private school championship earlier this month. Biggio's oldest son, Conor, plays baseball and football there.

The story was first reported by Houston television station KRIV. The Houston Chronicle cited multiple sources Monday who said Biggio would be introduced at a Tuesday news conference.

The 42-year-old Biggio, considered a future Hall of Famer, retired last year after 20 seasons with the Astros. He is the franchise leader in games played and capped his steady career with his 3,000th hit last season. He finished with 3,060 hits, 20th all-time.


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