Assistant Coach - American Football
Coach Fitzpatrick started playing American Football in 1993 with the Luton Huskers junior team, moving on to play for the Hertfordshire Hurricanes when he attended University there. At Herts he was part of the team that won multiple national championships and played in the first BUCS All Stars game.
He moved into coaching with Herts in 2001 coaching numerous positives culminating in being OC from 2005, reaching two national finals and being victorious in one. During this time he also coached University All Stars at Running backs and Defensive Line.
In 2005 he was approached to join the coaching staff at the London Blitz. Part of a small coaching staff he worked to build the program, initially as running backs coach. In 2009 he moved to OL coach where he remained on and off until 2016. During his time with the Blitz the team won numerous national championship and in 2011 they were undefeated British National and European Champions.
In addition to coaching at University and Adult club level Coach Fitzpatrick has coached for Great Britain at U19 as Special Teams Coordinator, and as OL Coach at Adult level from 2011 to 2018 reaching European finals in 2011 and winning Europe Group B in 2016.
In 2017 Coach Fitzpatrick moved from London to the South West and joined the Pride Coaching Staff. Initially as Offensive Line coach he has seen a number of PrideOffensive Liine players move to semi professional contracts across Europe. In 2022 Coach Fitzpatrick has taken on the role of Offensive Coordinator as well as continuing to coach the Offensive Line winning the BCUS National Division One in an undefeated season in their first season in BUCS.
Coach Fitzpatrick has been coaching for more than 20 years, more than 13 of which has been as a specialist Offensive Line coach. Commited to continually improvong Coach Fitzpatrick has attended international coaching clki