Pat Brown felt like 29 years was enough as he has resigned his post as head football coach at White House Heritage. It’s a bittersweet decision for Brown who is the only football coach that the Patriot program has known as the program started in 2002.
Although he is stepping aside from the day to day operations, he will still be on the football staff as he was given the title of “Director of Football Operations.” The time away from football will also allow Brown to spend more time with his family as he and his wife have a grandchild on the way.
“I have only coached in the two communities, my family feels blessed that we were supported and nurtured by both White House Heritage and East Robertson. I’m still going to have a say so in the administrative affairs of the football program and I will still be teaching at the school,” Brown said.
The Patriots have named offensive coordinator Hunter Hicks as the interim head coach.
Brown led the program to a 76-66 record in his 14 years which included eight Class 3A playoff appearances (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). The Patriots have a 19-6 combined record the last two seasons which includes a 9-4 record and a Quarterfinal appearance this season. The Patriot program started with a junior varsity season in 2002 and had their first varsity season in 2003.
“Coach Brown is a class act. If I had a son, I would want him to be a part of the Heritage football program simply to be around such a good role model. He was instrumental in our football stadium being built and has developed a football program that has accomplished many great things. He has left a legacy that will touch the lives of many youth,” White House Heritage principal Mary Jo Holmes said.
He came to White House Heritage after ten successful seasons at East Robertson (1991-2000) where he took the Indians to eight playoffs (1990-1996, 1998-1999) as he complied a 73-39 record or that time. In back to back seasons 1991 and 1992, East Robertson had undefeated regular seasons and the Indians had four ten win seasons under Brown.
There are 16 schools that are currently looking for a head coach they are: White House Heritage, Forrest, CAK, Jackson County, Spring Hill, Moore County, Cumberland Gap, Ravenwood, Karns, Cloudland, Father Ryan, Sunbright, Sullivan Central, McNairy Central, West Creek and Westwood.
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