Steve Patton

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Steve Patton
Biographical details
Born (1953-12-28) December 28, 1953 (age 65)
Oneonta, Alabama
Playing career
1973Alabama
1974–1976Furman
Position(s)Defensive end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1979Furman (GA)
1982Alabama Magic (AFA)
1983Carolina Storm (AFA)
1985–1987Mars Hill
1993Charlotte Rage
1995–1996North Greenville
1997–2010Gardner–Webb
Head coaching record
Overall117–89–1 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 AFA (1983)
1 SAC-8 (1985)
2 Big South (2002–2003)
Awards
AFA Coach of the Year (1983)
SAC-8 Coach of the Year (1985)
Div II National Coach of Year (1985)
2x Big South Coach of the Year (2002–2003)

Steve Patton (born December 28, 1953) is a former American football coach He served as the head football coach at Mars Hill College—now known as Mars Hill University—from 1985 to 1986, at North Greenville University from 1995 to 1996, and at Gardner–Webb University from 1997 to 2010, compiling a career college football coaching record of 117–89–1.

Playing career[edit]

Patton played football at the University of Alabama before transferring to Furman University where he also competed in tennis. He graduated from Furman in 1977.

Coaching career[edit]

On December 3, 2010, Gardner–Webb announced it would not be renewing the contract of Patton or his staff.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN[2]#
Mars Hill Lions (SAC-8) (1985–1986)
1985 Mars Hill 8–3 6–1 1st
1986 Mars Hill 7–3–1 4–3 T–3rd
1987 Mars Hill 3–8 1–6 8th
Mars Hill: 18–14–1 11–10
North Greenville Crusaders (NCAA Division II Independent) (1995–1996)
1995 North Greenville 5–6
1996 North Greenville 7–3
North Greenville: 12–9
Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (South Atlantic Conference) (1997–1999)
1997 Gardner–Webb 8–3 4–3 T–3rd
1998 Gardner–Webb 6–5 4–3 T–3rd
1999 Gardner–Webb 7–4 4–4 T–4th
Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (NCAA Division II Independent) (2000–2001)
2000 Gardner–Webb 7–4
2001 Gardner–Webb 6–4
Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (Big South Conference) (2002–2010)
2002 Gardner–Webb 9–1 3–0 1st 22
2003 Gardner–Webb 8–4 4–0 1st
2004 Gardner–Webb 5–6 2–2 3rd
2005 Gardner–Webb 5–6 2–2 3rd
2006 Gardner–Webb 6–5 2–2 3rd
2007 Gardner–Webb 5–6 2–2 3rd
2008 Gardner–Webb 5–6 2–3 3rd
2009 Gardner–Webb 6–5 3–3 T–4th
2010 Gardner–Webb 4–7 2–4 T–4th
Gardner–Webb: 87–66 34–28
Total: 117–89–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Ford (December 2, 2010). "Gardner-Webb decides to make a football coaching change". The Shelby (NC) Star. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Final poll standings are from The Sports Network Archived April 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.