Pat Cottrell began his coaching career at Pensacola State College in 2010 as a Volunteer Assistant and now returns after spending the last 2 years at South Carolina Beaufort with Coach Bryan Lewallyn.
In 2015-16, while at USCB , Cottrell served as hitting coach and infielder coordinator. Under Cottrell's tutelage, Sand Shark hitters had a .322 team batting average and ranked in the top 25 in the NAIA in hits per game and runs per game both seasons. USCB broke 10 individual offensive records and 8 team records while producing two All-Americans in shortstop Ashly Morris and centerfielder Thomas Estopare.
Prior to joining USCB, Cottrell spent three years as an assistant at Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville, AL. In his final season at Alabama Southern, the Eagles finished runner-up in the state with a record of 36-16. ASCC batted .309 as a team during Cottrell's stint, including a .325 average in 2014 led by ALL- American Jean Figueroa. Cottrell was also on staff for 2011 D2 National Champion University of West Florida Argonauts which had 5 players selected in the MLB Draft.
A native of Chatom, AL., Cottrell was an all-conference infielder at Jefferson Davis Community College and The University of West Florida before being selected in the 33rd round of the 2004 MLB Draft. He played 5 season with the Rays reaching Double-A for the Montgomery Biscuits. Cottrell recieved his bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of West Florida.
Cottrell and his wife Jen have two sons, Case and Brooks.