Trinity Valley Community College


Clay Patterson
Posted: 9/5/2015 4:37:03 PM
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

In his 3rd season with the Cardinals, Clay Patterson has been at the helm of one of the most prolific offenses in NJCAA history.  The 2014 Cardinals broke two NJCAA records for total offense in a season with 7,778 yards at a rate of 648.2 yards per game.  The Cards 4,343 passing yards led the nation and their 3,435 yards rushing ranked 2nd nationally.  The Cardinals also led the nation in points scored (704), points per game (58.7), touchdowns (96), passing touchdowns (52) and yards per carry (7.6).  The offense also ranked 2nd nationally in passing yards per game (368.6), rushing yards per game (289.5) and were 3rd nationally in rushing touchdowns (43).  Also, 10 of 12 2014 games ranked among the Top 35 highest scoring games of all time in Trinity Valley Football history.

2013 also  proved to be a special year for Trinity Valley, and in his first year as offensive coordinator Clay Patterson was a big part of the success.  Clay spearheaded an offense that finished first in the conference in the following categories: total offense, points per game, points, touchdowns, yards per game, passing offense, completions, touchdowns, passing touchdowns, yards per rush, and 1st Downs.  The 2013 Cardinals also finished top 5 in the NJCAA in all the same previously mentioned categories.  The offense was instrumental in claiming the 2013 SWJCFC Conference Championship, 2013 SWJCFC Regional Championship and 2013 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl Championship, where the Cardinals were only 4 points shy of breaking the NJCAA record for points scored (72) in a bowl game.  Coach Patterson, who also coaches the quarterbacks, tutored QB Ryan Polite to SWJCFC 1st Team All-Conference, the SWJCFC Overall MVP and NJCAA All-American honors.  Polite also broke several school and conference passing records including touchdowns, completions and attempts.

Clay Patterson joined the Trinity Valley Football family from Division II powerhouse Texas A&M - Kingsville, where he spent the previous 6 seasons (2007-2012) in the roles of Offensive Coordinator & Assistant Head Coach.  During his tenure with the Javelinas, Patterson helped lead the team to a Lone Star Conference Championship (2009), 5 consecutive winning seasons (2008-12), 2 national playoff appearances (2009 & 2010), and top 10 national and regional rankings (2008-2010).

Some of Patterson's highlights as offensive coordinator include consistently finishing among the league leaders in the LSC in total, rushing, passing and scoring offense.  His 2009 LSC Championship squad finished the season leading the conference in both scoring offense (55 TD's), and rushing offense (2, 224 yards).  In 2010, he helped lead the team to its first 10 win season in more than 20 years, and his 2011 offense fished top 20 nationally in total yards, passing yards and points scored.  In all, Coach Patterson's Javelina offenses broke 28 individual and 17 team passing records during his time in Kingsville.  Also, his players were routinely recognized on the Lone Star Conference's all-conference teams, including a 1st team selection at wide receiver for 5 consecutive years, and a 1st team All-American RB who led the country in all purpose yards.  His decorated players also include 2 all-conference quarterbacks, as well as the 2012 LSC Receiver Of The Year.

No stranger to the SWJCFC, Patterson played tight end at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in 1999 and 2000 before finishing his playing career at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2001 and 2002.  After finishing his playing career, he was hired on staff at SOSU to coach his alma mater's WRs, and did so from 2003 to 2005.  During that time he coached the school's and the Lone Star Conference's all-time leader in both receptions and receiving yardage, and helped the school to 2 Lone Star North Championships and its first NCAA playoff appearance in school history. Patterson spent the 2006 season at Tarleton State University coaching the wide receivers, where he again was part of a Lone Star South Championship, and placed one of his receivers on the All - Lone Star Conference 1st Team. 

Originally from Morris Oklahoma, Patterson received a Bachelor of Science in Health & Physical Education from Southeast Oklahoma State University, and a Masters of Science in Educational Technology from SOSU as well.  He is married to the former Ashley Holt of Houston, Texas and they are the proud parents of a schnauzer named Rio.