From Trussville Tribune staff reports
PINSON — Pinson Valley High School is set to hire Scottsboro football coach Patrick Nix, a former Auburn University quarterback and college football head coach, as its head football coach.
Nix’s hiring is set to be approved by the Jefferson County Board of Education at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday morning.
His son Bo, a rising junior quarterback who was All-State last season, is a four-star prospect and holds an Auburn offer, will transfer to Pinson Valley.
He replaces Matt Glover, who was terminated as coach and AD by Principal Michael Turner after last season.
“It’s a great hire,” Clay-Chalkville coach Jerry Hood said. “He’s a great man. Coach Glover’s built that program up and I don’t see any reason they shouldn’t go 15-0.”
Hood had already talked to Nix and said that his whole family will move from Scottsboro.
Nix, 44, just finished his fourth, and most successful, season at Scottsboro. The Wildcats were unbeaten in the regular season and went 12-1, losing in the Class 5A quarterfinals to Wenonah, the eventual state champion. They were ranked No. 1 in the state the final three polls of the regular season.
He had one other winning season at Scottsboro, his first year there, when the Wildcats were 7-4. He did make the playoffs all four years at Scottsboro – including a first-round loss in the 2014 6A playoffs to eventual state champion Clay-Chalkville 85-50.
His four-year record at Scottsboro was 28-18, his only high school coaching stop.
He arrived at Scottsboro and rebuilt a program that had just one winning season in the previous eight.
He had served as an assistant coach at Miami and Georgia Tech, serving as offensive coordinator both places, Charleston-Southern Jacksonville State, Samford and Henderson State, where he was head coach for the Division II school.
Nix and Turner were not available for comment. Turner was not at the high school Wednesday.