Rad Patterson
Rad Patterson
Title: Defensive Assistant Coach
Phone: 540-261-8499
Email: rad.patterson@svu.edu

Rad Patterson his entering his second season as defensive coordinator for the Southern Virginia University football team. He is also the Knights' defensive backs coach—a role he has held since 2009.

During the 2010 season, Patterson also served as Southern Virginia's linebackers coach.

Prior to joining Southern Virginia's coaching staff, Patterson was head football coach at Parry McCluer High School from 2004-08. Before that, he served as an assistant coach for the Fighting Blues from 1990-2003. 

As a player, Patterson led his high school team to the 1983 state title earning All-State First Team honors in the process. After high school, Patterson continued his football career as a defensive back at Bridgewater College. 

Patterson has a B.S. in health and physical education from Bridgewater College and a master's degree in education from James Madison University.  

Patterson resides in Buena Vista with his wife, Angie. They have three children.