COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Caldwell County native Kirkpatrick still loves coaching the game

Published Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Donnie Kirkpatrick is preparing for his third season at James Madison University, where he is offensive coordinator for former Lenoir-Rhyne University head coach Mike Houston. A high school star at Granite Falls and then South Caldwell, he still enjoys the day-to-day work with other coaches and teaching the game he loves./JMU PHOTO

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Good read (see link below) on a local product from Caldwell County and a Lenoir-Rhyne University graduate who continues a stellar career as a college football coach at James Madison University.

Donnie Lynn Kirkpatrick played multiple sports at old Granite Falls High as a junior and then did the same in 1977 when consolidation formed South Caldwell.

His dad, Red, was the first Spartans head football coach and his brother, Marc, is about to enter his second season as head football coach at South Caldwell.


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