Former West Virginia quarterback-turned college coach Clint Trickett is making moves to further his career. Trickett has been with the coaching staff at East Mississippi Community College for the past two seasons. As of yesterday, Coach Trickett is said to be taking his talents to the SEC. Trickett has been hired on at the University of Alabama.
Trickett was the quarterbacks coach at EMCC since graduating from West Virginia. Many became familiar with the Mountaineer after last summer’s standout Netflix series Last Chance U, which chronicled the players on Coach Trickett’s team as they prepared to further their football careers beyond junior college.
Clint Trickett will now take the next step in his career as he takes a role as “support staff” for Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide. The interesting tidbit to this next step in Trickett’s career is the team Alabama opens up the 2017 season with . . . the Florida State University Seminoles. Why may this be interesting, aside from a step up in the coaching ladder? Trickett’s father, Rick Trickett coaches at Florida State. Father and son going face-to-face to open the 2017 in the new Mercedes Benz Georgia Dome.
Prior to his two seasons at West Virginia, Trickett played quarterback at Florida State so he is extremely familiar with their offense. As of right now, there are not a great amount of details as to his role with the Crimson Tide, but this hire was likely not random as Coach Saban rarely does anything at random.
Clint Trickett has been making a name for himself since his coaching career started since the 2015 season. Now as many Mountaineer faithful cheer him, we can only hope this step puts him one step closer to coaching in the old gold and blue.