Richard Scoggins was born in 1946 in Denison, Texas. He graduated from Denison High School and the University of Texas at Arlington, and moved to Frisco in 1980 when he married local girl Debbie Wilson. All four of their daughters graduated from Frisco High and two are in education and working in Frisco ISD.
Mr. Scoggins served on the Board for 15 years, the second longest tenure to this date. During his service from 1989-2004, he served as school Board president for six years. While on the Board he also represented the interest of the Frisco ISD on the Frisco Economic Development Council Board, the Tax Increment and Refinancing Zone Board, and the County Education District. Frisco ISD experienced the beginning of its boom and continued rapid growth during his service, passing five bond referendums in the amount of $960 million to build 45 schools. He lists the hiring of Dr. Reedy in 1997 as Superintendent as the most important decision made during his time on the Board.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Scoggins was president and partner owner of Chapman Construction, a company specializing in building transmission lines and substations to fiber-optic communications systems and wireless base transceiver stations. His success as a businessman and the generous spirit of he and his wife have made them active donors to many charitable efforts, including the Frisco Education Foundation, which began in 1999 due to the vision and support of the FISD School Board. Richard Scoggins died July 27, 2007.