THIS IS EPISODE 142 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Patrick Nix is the head football coach at Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, Ala. His son Bo is the starting quarterback for Pinson Valley.
Patrick played college football at Auburn University from 1992-95, when he passed for 4,957 yards, 31 touchdowns and was a part of the Tigers team that finished undefeated in 1993. After his playing career ended, he turned to coaching in college at places like Samford, Georgia Tech and Miami before becoming a high school coach in Alabama with Scottsboro from 2013-2016. In 2017, his first season as the head coach at Pinson Valley, he led the Indians to their first state football championship in the school’s history.
Bo is entering his senior season with Pinson Valley as a four-star QB and will follow in his father’s footsteps to play his college ball at Auburn. He was the MVP of the 2017 High School Championship Game, in which he ran for two scores and threw for another, as he completed 13-of-25 passes for 223 yards. Bo also participated in Elite 11 and in June won the Quarterback Skills Challenge at the Rivals 5-Star Challenge in Atlanta.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Patrick and Bo about their 2017 state championship run, what it’s like to coach a son and play for a father, Bo’s decision to play at Auburn, how their faith plays a role in their football journeys, and which Bible verse they are clinging to right now.
The 6A state champs: Pinson Valley pic.twitter.com/mEgXSZwyDi
— Ben Thomas (@BenThomasPreps) December 9, 2017
— Bryan Matthews (@BMattAU) June 28, 2018
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