Head Coach – 4th Season
Alma Mater: Montreat College, Appalachian State University
Bio: Coach Pate enters his 4th season as head coach of the Madison High Men’s Basketball team. Pate enters the season with a 37-25 record, leading the Patriots to two consecutive state playoff appearances and two consecutive winning seasons. Before coming to Madison, Coach Pate coached various levels basketball in Yancey and McDowell counties.
Pate is a 2001 graduate of Montreat College where he was a 4 year member of the Cavalier Men’s Basketball program. Prior to college, Coach Pate played for Western Highlands Conference rival Mountain Heritage where he set records in most blocked shots in single game (10), Season (62) and Career (100). He was an All-Conference player and selected as a Blue/White All Star.
Along with his BA in Secondary English Education, Pate holds a Master’s of Library and Information Science from Appalachian State University and is currently completing his Ed D in Curriculum and Instruction at Gardner Webb University.
Coach Pate and his wife, Jamie, live in Burnsville, NC with their 6 children: Jessica (22), Catherine (17), Adam (14), Elijah (14), Nate (13) and Charis (3).