Patrick Rhatican, a former Tiger standout, is in his fifth season on Trinity’s coaching staff.
For the second consecutive year, Coach Rhatican will coach the Tiger tight ends. He had previously coached Trinity’s stalwart offensive line from 2013 through 2015.
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 hosted an NCAA Playoff game. The Tigers completed the season with a 10-1 record.