Bobby Pate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bobby Pate
Playing career
1957South Georgia JC
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1965–1969Toccoa HS (GA)
1971Norcross High School
1972–1973Cherokee HS (GA)
1974–1979Western Carolina (assistant)
1981–1984West Georgia
1985–1994Hart County HS (GA)
Head coaching record
Overall138–59–3 (high school football)
28–15 (college football)

Bobby Pate is a former American football player and coach. He played college football at South Georgia State College under then-head coach Bobby Bowden before finishing his career at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina[1]. He was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1960 NFL Draft, as well as by the Boston Patriots in the 1960 American Football League draft.[2]

Pate began his coaching career at several Georgia high schools.[3] He entered the college football ranks as an assistant coach at Western Carolina University from 1974 to 1979.[4]

His first collegiate head coaching job came at the University of West Georgia, where he served from 1981 to 1984.[5] He led West Georgia to the 1982 NCAA Division III National Championship.[6]


  1. ^ Hyatt, Richard (August 25, 2015). "If It Feels Like Leather, Shoot It". Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Bobby Pate". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bobby Pate". Georgia High School Football Historians Association. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Football Media Guide". Western Carolina Catamounts football. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "West Georgia College football coach Bobby Pate has resigned". United Press International. January 29, 1985. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "Championship History". West Georgia Wolves. Retrieved December 30, 2018.