Patterson Returns to Direct Sports Information at Huntingdon
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College athletic director Buzz Phillips announced today that former Huntingdon Hawks linebacker Hodge Patterson IV will return to the College to serve as director of sports information, effective August 16. “Hodge is a great young man. He was part of our inaugural football team and has gone on to work with the athletic department at the University of Georgia. He’s always been a committed, hard worker. We’re glad to have him back home again. He will be a valuable addition to our staff.”
A native of Hartselle, Ala., and a 2003 graduate of Hartselle High School, Patterson joined the inaugural Huntingdon Hawks football team, graduating in the Huntingdon Class of 2007 with a degree in business administration. As a Huntingdon student, he served as Student Government Association treasurer during his junior year; as secretary for the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee for three years; and as a captain for the football team for three years. He was named to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society and to the Huntingdon leadership honorary Omicron Delta Kappa. Patterson’s parents, Hodge III and Lindy Patterson, live in Clanton, Ala.
For the past two years, Patterson has worked with the UGA Department of Athletics as an account executive with ISP Sports, where he was accountable for the sale and service of local, regional, and national advertising and corporate hospitality accounts, and oversaw game day events. He interned with the Alabama High School Athletic Association and with ISP Sports both during and after his college years, working with Auburn University, Troy University, and the University of Alabama-Birmingham. While a student at Huntingdon, he served as the sports coordinator for the Alabama Sports Festival.
“I am very pleased to be part of the Huntingdon family again,” said Patterson. “I’m excited to continue the foundation that has been formed in the Department of Sports Information and to grow the awareness about the success of Huntingdon’s athletic programs.”
Patterson has served as a member of and ambassador for the Athens Chamber of Commerce during his time in Georgia. He takes over for former Huntingdon sports information director Tim Lutz, who has accepted the sports information director position at Auburn-Montgomery. Patterson can be reached at (334) 833-4579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. Huntingdon’s athletic program offers 14 intercollegiate teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer,and tennis; and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The College offers The Huntingdon Plan, components of which include laptop computers provided for full-time students, theirs to keep at graduation; travel-study, internships, and service learning opportunities; an environment of small classes and personal attention to students’ needs; levelized tuition (no tuition increases for four consecutive years of full-time attendance); and a broad-based liberal arts curriculum that prepares students to enter multiple career paths. Placement rates into graduate and professional schools well exceed national averages.