Patrick Nix

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Patrick Nix
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamPinson Valley HS (AL)
Biographical details
Born (1972-04-07) April 7, 1972 (age 46)
Attalla, Alabama
Playing career
1992–1995Auburn
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996–1998Jacksonville State (assistant)
1999–2000Henderson State
2001Samford (WR)
2002–2006Georgia Tech (RB/QB/OC)
2007–2008Miami (FL) (OC)
2010–2012Charleston Southern (WR)
2013–2016Scottsboro HS (AL)
2017–presentPinson Valley HS (AL)
Head coaching record
Overall3–19 (college)

Patrick Nix (born April 7, 1972) is an American football coach and former player. In 2017, his first season as a head football coach at Pinson Valley High School, he led the Indians to a 6A AHSAA state championship win, the first state football championship in PVHS history.

Playing career[edit]

Nix played high school football at Etowah High School in Attalla, Alabama. He then attended Auburn University, where he was a standout quarterback for the Auburn Tigers. He came in for an injured Stan White against Alabama to help lead the Tigers to a perfect 11–0 record during his sophomore season in 1993. Nix graduated in 1995 as the school's career leader in passing efficiency. At Auburn, Nix played under head coach Terry Bowden; offensive coordinator Tommy Bowden, future head coach for Clemson; and quarterbacks coach Jimbo Fisher, current head coach at Texas A&M.

Coaching career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Nix began his coaching career with a three-year stint as an assistant at Jacksonville State University. From there, he received his first head coaching job at Henderson State University, a NCAA Division II school. After two years, Nix left to become receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Samford University.

Georgia Tech[edit]

In 2002, Nix joined the coaching staff at Georgia Tech. Nix was Tech's running backs coach and recruiting coordinator during his first year. In 2003, he served as quarterbacks coach and running game coordinator. In 2004, he was elevated to offensive coordinator while continuing on as quarterbacks coach. For 2005, Nix's offense boasted both the ACC's leading rusher (Tashard Choice) and its leading receiver (Calvin Johnson). Prior to the 2006 season, Nix assumed full play-calling duties.[1] Tech would go on to make appearances in the ACC Championship Game and the Gator Bowl.

Miami[edit]

In January 2007, Nix was hired by Miami to serve as offensive coordinator under head coach Randy Shannon.[2] Although the offense struggled in Nix's first year, much of the troubles were attributed to lack of talent, especially at the WR and QB position. Miami inked a talented recruiting class in February 2008, addressing those issues. Throughout the 2008 season, Miami had many of the same offensive problems as they had in 2007. Nix came under criticism for his offensive play calling from various media outlets.[citation needed]

On December 29, 2008, Nix was fired from his position as offensive coordinator.

Charleston Southern[edit]

In July 2010, Nix was hired as the wide receivers coach for Charleston Southern. Charleston Southern officially announced this July 28, 2010 [3] where the CSU team finished with a 1–5 conference record for 2010. For the 2011 season, Nix was promoted to Offensive Coordinator for the CSU Buccaneers. He also coached running backs and held the Recruiting Coordinator position. The staff was released in 2012.

Scottsboro High School[edit]

In January 2013, Nix was hired as head coach of Scottsboro High School in Scottsboro, Alabama. His first season (2013) he and his team went to The AHSAA 5A playoffs to lose to Parker High School. He is still is currently coaching. When Nix took over at Scottsboro, they had won only three games in three seasons. In his first year they went 7–4. In 2016, Nix led Scottsboro to an undefeated regular season and a number one ranking in Alabama's Class 5A division.

Pinson Valley High School[edit]

Nix was named head football coach at Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, Alabama on January 26, 2017. On December 8, 2017, PVHS defeated Wetumpka 31-10 at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to win the 6A AHSAA state championship, finishing the season 15-0 and securing the school’s first-ever state championship in football. Nix’s son, Bo, was the MVP of the championship game.

Personal life[edit]

Nix is the son of Conrad Nix and Patsy Nix. Conrad is a retired coach with 300 wins and two consecutive state championships. He retired in 2009 from Northside High School in Warner Robins, Georgia. Nix is married to the former Krista Chapman, and the couple has four children.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amaraneni, Akshay (October 27, 2006). "Nix's vision invigorates offense". The Technique. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved March 28, 2007.
  2. ^ "Sun-Sentinel: Patrick Nix accepts job as UM's offensive coordinator". Retrieved April 9, 2007.
  3. ^ "CSU Announces Hiring of Patrick Nix to Football Staff". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08.
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech bio". Retrieved April 9, 2007.