Steve Patton

Steve Patton
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born Oneonta, Alabama
Playing career
1973
1974–1976
Alabama
Furman
Position(s) Defensive end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1979
1982
1983
1984–1986
1993
1995–1996
1997–2010
Furman Grad Asst
Alabama Magic (AFA)
Carolina Storm (AFA)
Mars Hill
Charlotte Rage (Arena)
North Greenville
Gardner–Webb
Head coaching record
Overall 118–86–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1983 AFA Championship
1985 SAC-8 Championship
2002 Big South Championship
2003 Big South Championship
Awards
1983 AFA Coach of the Year
1985 SAC-8 Coach of the Year
1985 Div II National Coach of Year
2002 Big South Coach of the Year
2003 Big South Coach of the Year

Steve Patton is the former head coach of the Gardner–Webb University college football team. Patton has over two decades of collegiate coaching experience including fourteen seasons as head coach with GWU. On December 3, 2010, the school announced it would not be renewing the contract of Patton or his staff.[1]

Playing history

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 history

Before arriving at Gardner–Webb, Patton served as head coach at Mars Hill College and North Greenville University.

Collegiate head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN[2]#
Mars Hill Lions (SAC-8) (1984–1986)
1984 Mars Hill 6–5
1985 Mars Hill 8–3
1986 Mars Hill 7–3–1
Mars Hill: 21–11–1
North Greenville Crusaders (Division II Independent) (1995–1996)
1995 North Greenville 5–6 Independent
1996 North Greenville 7–3 Independent
North Greenville: 12–9
Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (Big South) (1997–Present)
1997 Gardner–Webb 8–3 Independent
1998 Gardner–Webb 6–5 Independent
1999 Gardner–Webb 7–4 Independent
2000 Gardner–Webb 7–4 Independent
2001 Gardner–Webb 6–4 Independent
2002 Gardner–Webb 9–1 3–0 1st
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 22–18
Total: 118–86–1
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References

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