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Former Louisa Lion tapped to lead the Pride

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Will Patrick, a former Lion standout who served as the offensive and defensive line coordinator during Mark Fischer’s tenure, was named Louisa County High School’s head football coach Wednesday afternoon.

The mystery of who would step up and take over the position of head coach of the Louisa County High School football team has been answered. And, to many, the answer didn’t come as a surprise.

Will Patrick, who has served as the Lions assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for the past five seasons, was officially named as Mark Fischer’s successor on Jan. 10.

“I’m truly blessed to be coaching at my alma mater,” he said. “No one in the state does football like Louisa County.”

Patrick played for the Lions football team as a quarterback and linebacker from 1998-2002. He continued his football career at James Madison University in Harrisonburg until his graduation in 2006 with a degree in kinesiology, concentrating in sports management.

In 2008, Patrick began his coaching career in Louisa County, joining the coaching staff as offensive coordinator for the Louisa County Middle School Bobcats.

The next season, he moved to the high school, taking over as head coach of the JV football team for the 2009 season. That year, he led the Lions to the Jefferson District Championship game.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 11 edition of The Central Virginian.

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