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Rotchford selected as FootballScoop Division III Coordinator of the Year


SUNY Cortland football offensive coordinator Patrick Rotchford has been honored as the 2023 FootballScoop Division III Coordinator of the Year. 
The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards, presented by AstroTurf, are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches in college football. The finalists (Luke Butts of Lake Forest, Michael McGuire of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Matthew Popino of Endicott, Zach Riepma of Alma, and Rotchford) were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors, and athletic department personnel. The prior winners selected this year's winner. 
Cortland set school records this fall with 46.2 points and 509.2 total yards of offense per game. The Red Dragons scored 35 or more points in 13 of their 15 games. Cortland finished the season with a 14-1 record and won its first-ever NCAA Division III national title. 
Rotchford was named Cortland's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in June 2020. In the fall of 2021, Rotchford helped the Red Dragons set a school single-season record with 41.4 points per game. In the fall of 2022, Cortland set school marks with 45.1 points and 499.6 total offensive yards per game. 
Rotchford spent six seasons from 2014-19 as an assistant coach at Morrisville State under current Cortland head coach Curt Fitzpatrick. A native of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Rotchford is a 2007 graduate of St. John Fisher. During his four-year career as an offensive lineman with the Cardinals he helped the program post a combined 38-10 record, win two Empire 8 titles and make four postseason appearances. The Cardinals went 12-2 and advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals in his senior year in 2006. 
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