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Patton named new head baseball coach at St. Benedict, former coach accepts job with Collierville High School

St. Benedict at Auburndale High School Head Baseball Coach Steve Heinz has stepped down to take an assistant job at Collierville High School. SBA Principal Sondra Morris and Athletic Director Caleb Marcum have named Heinz’ long-time assistant Brandon Patton as head coach.

Patton is entering his sixth season as a baseball coach for SBA. During this time he has worked primarily with hitters, as well as outfielders, pitchers and catchers, helping to propel the Eagles to post-season action including a state runner-up finish.

Prior to SBA, Patton was an assistant coach at Crichton College from 2006-2009. His duties included recruiting coordinator, hitting coach, working with infielders, strength and conditioning.

In his first year at Crichton, he helped lead the school to its first ever NAIA Regional appearance and also saw its offense finish in the Top 20 nationally in numerous offensive categories; the most notable accolades being Top 20 in doubles and homeruns, with Top 10 finishes in batting average (0.363) and hits.

While at Crichton, Patton also coached two players who ultimately signed professional contracts, three First Team All-Conference and five Second Team All-Conference selections. From 2010-2012, Patton also coached in the Mississippi Prospects Organization.

During that time he helped guide numerous players to NCAA, NAIA and Junior College programs across the country as well as professional contracts.

Upon accepting the position, Patton said, “I’m excited for this new role within the program and am ready to get to work.”
Marcum said, “We look for a seamless transition as Brandon has the respect of players and parents. With him at the helm, SBA Baseball has a great future.”

Patton is also a Wellness/PE teacher at the school.
He is married to Jourdan Patton and they are expecting their first child. They make their home in Collierville.

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