Averett University football head coach Patrick Henry announced Wednesday the full-time hiring of longtime assistant Patrick Bolen as offensive line coach.
Bolen has been affiliated with the Averett football program for a majority of its existence as a part-time coach. He coached the Cougars’ offensive line from 2006-09 before rejoining the program, where he helped coach the defensive line during the 2011 season.
He then served as a linebackers’ coach and defensive assistant coach before moving to offense to coach the offensive line and tight ends. During his tenure, he’s also helped coach long snappers and various special teams positions with Averett.
“Coach Bolen is someone who has dedicated 16-going-on-17 years to this program,” Henry said. “He knows how we recruit, how we practice and, most importantly, he knows our players. The rapport he has created in his time here is why I am so excited to move him from a part-time to full-time role.”
Bolen has coached 24 all-conference selections and four players who went on to play professionally.
Before joining Averett’s football staff, Bolen was a linebackers coach at Christiansburg High School from 2003-06.