Patrick Surtain Sr. will be hired as FSU’s second coach
State of Florida will hire Patrick Surtain, Sr as his second coach.
ESPN’s Pete Thamel was the first to report the news and Noles247 was able to confirm this independently from a source from the FSU. Noles247 It was reported earlier Tuesday night that Surtain Sr. had recently emerged as a candidate for the defensive backs coach/passing coordinator job Marcus Woodson left to become joint DC in Arkansas.
This was reported by a source in the FSU Noles247 that Certaine Sr. will join the team after the Miami Dolphins’ playoff run. Surtain Sr. is currently a defensive assistant for the Dolphins, who play in the first round of the NFL playoffs this Sunday against Buffalo Bills.
Source: Florida State set to hire Patrick Certain as new high school coach. He is an 11-year NFL vet, a three-time pro bowler and won 3 state titles at American Heritage from 2016-2021 in South Florida. He spent last year as a defensive assistant with the Dolphins.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 11, 2023
Surtain Sr. was an All-Pro cornerback in the NFL (Miami Dolphins 1998-2004, Kansas City Chiefs 2005-08), he was the head coach at Broward County power American Heritage High School from 2016-2021, and he is the father of one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks, Patrick Serten II.
Surtain Sr. took a job as a defensive assistant with the Miami Dolphins last year.
He certainly fits the aforementioned type of candidate: South Florida connections. That, combined with his experience as an NFL player, coaching experience with big-time prep players and now a year at the NFL level, makes him a qualified and intriguing candidate for the job, even if he hasn’t coached in college. level.
Surtain also grew up in New Orleans and played college football at Southern Miss. The former Soviet Union has maintained a presence in both Louisiana and Mississippi, so there is appeal in that respect as well.
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