Trion hires Bleckley Co. OC as new head football coach


TRION, Ga. (WDEF) — The sports world has stopped, and now so has Trion’s search for the Bulldogs’ next head football coach. Trion has hired Bleckley County offensive coordinator Sean Patrick as their new head coach.

Patrick brings 14 years of experience to the Bulldogs, including five 10-win seasons, five region titles, ten playoff appearances and a perfect 15-0 state championship season with Emmanuel County Institute (ECI).

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Trion Athletic Directory Jason Lanham said Patrick’s great reputation and stacked coaching resume made him the ideal candidate for the job.

“His background with his resume and his knowledge of football all led us to Sean,” Lanham said. “Just an outstanding man, when you talk to his references and things like that. The communities he’s been in, they all fall in love with him.”

Patrick also worked with Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm at Houston County.

Patrick has a reputation for making whatever program he’s in better. Most recently at Bleckley County, Patrick partnered with the Royals head coach Von Lassiter to overhaul the program. Patrick’s first year running the offense, Bleckley scored the fourth most points on offense in program history. The second year, the Royals scored the third most, and last year, Patrick led the Royals to their second best offense showing for the school.

“I think it’s a great hire for Trion. I think he’s going to be a great fit for our community in our town basically because he wants to come be a part of all this,” Lanham said. “He wasn’t just looking for a job, as he told me. He’s looking for the job. He wanted a place where he could move his family, where he could come in, buy in, you know, long haul situation. So we think we’ve got that in Coach Patrick.”

Patrick said he and his family are “incredibly blessed and excited about this opportunity.”

Tune in to News 12 Now at 11 this Sunday, March 29 for a special interview with North Georgia’s newest coach.