Patrick Rhatican, a former Tiger standout, has completed four seasons on the Tigers coaching staff. In the 2016 campaign, he coached Trinity's tight ends. Coach Rhatican has also coached the Tigers offensive line.
Coach Rhatican earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business (management) from Trinity in December 2013. During his final semester, he served as a student assistant coach for the O-Line.
He became a Trinity Tiger in 2009, arriving on campus from Plano, Texas, and Dallas Jesuit High School. Coach Rhatican anchored the offensive line, receiving All-SCAC honors in 2012. The O-Line helped to lead Trinity to national statistical rankings in the NCAA Division III that year. The Tigers scored 349 points (34.9 per game), for a No. 35 ranking. In total offense, Trinity ranked 40th nationally with 4,305 total yards (2,531 passing and 1,774 rushing).
Coach Rhatican was a starting lineman in 2011, when his unit was named the D3football.com Team of the Week. The offensive line paved the way for Trinity’s 345 yards rushing and a 62-7 victory over Rhodes. It marked the first time Trinity had rushed for more than 300 yards since the 2005 season. The five linemen led the Tigers to 524 yards of offense. Trinity went on to win the SCAC Championship in 2011, and host an NCAA Playoff game. The Tigers completed the campaign with a 10-1 record.