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Patrick Knight Promoted to Head Football Coach at Bolton

Patrick Knight has been named as the new head coach at Bolton following the resignation of Tommy Miller.

Miller is currently the offensive coordinator at nearby Collierville high school.

The Wildcats are coming off a 1-9 season and currently have a seven game losing streak.

Miller posted an 8-23 record in his three years as the head coach at Bolton and took the Wildcats to the Class 5A playoffs in 2012 as they went 6-5 on the year.

The playoff appearance for Bolton was the first playoff trip for the Wildcats since 2006 when they won a first round playoff game and finished 8-4 on the year.

Knight has been on the Bolton staff for the last seven years and was the Wildcats defensive coordinator last season.

"I'm really excited to be taking over here at Bolton," Knight said. "The kids are really responded to the coaches and that's a very good sign for us."

Bolton Athletic Director Chris Godwin is also pleased that Knight is taking over at Bolton.

"We are extremely excited about Coach Knight taking over," Bolton Athletic Director Chris Godwin said. "He has a ton of energy and the kids love playing for him, I think this season we are going to turn things around."

Before coming to Bolton, Knight spent a couple of years at Christian Brothers as well.

He played college football at Delta State and broke into coaching as a graduate assistant at Delta State as well.

"His knowledge for the game is exceptional and he has brought a very talented group of coaches on board with him as well," Godwin said.

This is the 77th head coaching change in the state of Tennessee since the end of the 2013 season.

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