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Clint Trickett Ready to Start Coaching Career

Just a month and a half removed from his playing career, cut short by injury, Clint Trickett is already focused on his future of becoming a collegiate coach. Trickett spent this last week at the American Football Coaches Association convention in Louisville.

Trickett fully expects to start at the bottom and work his way up. He recently told Sportsline, ““This is the part where you do all the grunt work, but I’m looking forward to it”. He went on to say, “I’m not looking for any handouts or anything. I’m ready to get to work.”

Clint should have no problem finding a spot on a staff. He comes from a coaching background, his father is currently the offensive coordinator at Florida State University. His brother is the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Samford University.

Just like his brother Clint is expecting to start his career as a GA, most likely as a QB coach. Where Trickett should be favored is in his knowledge of two potent offensive systems, FSU and West Virginia. He also told Sportsline during his interview that he would like to mirror his coaching style after WVU’s Holgorsen.

Many had hoped that Clint would end up back in Morgantown to start his career as a QB coach, a position until just recently was left vacant by Shannon Dawson. However, Holgorsen hired former Kentucky GA Michael Burckett this past week.

No matter where Trickett lands in the coming years, if he is successful you can expect to see a lot of Holgorsen and WVU in the way he coaches.

article photo courtesy of Kelsie Vanderwjist

quotes courtesy of Sportsline/ MetroNews

Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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