The Baldwin County Board of Education appointed Kevin Patterson as the new Baldwin High School head football coach during the Board Meeting held on January 9, 2024. “Coach Patterson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Baldwin,” said BHS Principal Jason Flanders, "we are excited to welcome Coach Patterson to Braves Nation!”
Kevin Patterson commonly known as “KP” was born in South Georgia and raised in Kingsland, GA where he attended Camden County High School. In 2003, his senior football season, he and his team went undefeated and won the 5A State Championship. Patterson was a 2-way player and was a part of a defense that allowed a total of 47 points and 9 shutouts for the season. Offensively he added 13 total touchdowns. Patterson was voted All-State first team by both the GACA and the AJC. He was also named region 3-5A Defensive Player of the Year. Patterson is a 2004 graduate of Camden County High School.
Patterson received an athletic scholarship to play football at Wake Forest University where he attended from 2004-2008. During his time at Wake Forest, he was a 4-year starter at defensive back. He was an intricate part of the 2006 ACC championship team and played in 3 straight bowl games to conclude his career. Patterson finished his career with over 180 tackles, 8 interceptions, and 3 defensive touchdowns. During the summer of 2008 Patterson went on a mission trip to Tanzania (Africa) with the Nyanya Project. Patterson graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) in Sociology in December 2008.
In 2010, Patterson played for the Amarillo Venom of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Patterson was selected to the All IFL team and led the Venom in interceptions and tackles. Coach Patterson went back to his alma-mater Wake Forest University in 2012 where he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach. He served as a defensive graduate assistant from 2012-2014. He earned a Master’s of Arts (MA) in Liberal Studies the Spring of 2015.
Coach Patterson joined the Tucker High School football staff in 2015 as defensive secondary coach. In 2016, he was named defensive coordinator at Tucker. In 2016, the Tucker Tigers finished the season 13-2 and were State Runner-Up. Tucker was the top scoring defense in Georgia 6A creating 21 turnovers and 41 QB sacks.
In 2017, Patterson joined the TL Hanna (Anderson, SC) football staff. The program is known for being the school in the popular football film “Radio.” They immediately improved and the school had its first undefeated regular season in 2017. Patterson was named defensive coordinator in 2018 where he served in this role through 2020. Under his leadership, the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets were twice the South Carolina 5A State Runner-Up and Upper State Champs: 2018 and 2020. Patterson was an assistant Strength & Conditioning coach while at TL Hanna.
In 2021, Patterson returned to the state of Georgia as defensive coordinator at McEachern High School. He served this role for 2 seasons. The McEachern Indians were the 2021 Region 2-7A champions. In 2022 they had the top defense in the region averaging only 11 points per game during region play. Patterson was the Strength & Conditioning coach while at McEachern.
This past season, Patterson joined the Jones County High School staff as the Assistant Head Football Coach, Head Strength Coach, and Wide Receivers coach. The Greyhounds had a high-powered offense that amassed 4,971 total yards and had 3 different receivers go over 600 yards receiving. The Greyhounds finished second in the Region and were knocked out of the playoffs in the 2nd Round by the eventual state Champion, Coffee County.
Kevin Patterson is married to Sharonna Patterson and they have three children: Kamden, Koley, Kyndall.