Defensive backs coach Patrick Resby was honored Thursday by GridironRR.com’s selection as one of the top NJCAA football assistant coaches during the 2017 campaign.
According to GridironRR,com, the selection of Resby was “based on player performance, having multiple success stories at the position and playing a mjor role in the turnaround or continued success of their respected programs.”
Resby coached sophomore first-team All-SWJCFC defenders in Defensive Player of the Year Benjie Franklin. Matt Wright earned all-conference honors two seasons. Other players recently who earned all-conference honors under Resby also went on to play at the next level, such as Aaron Foy, Aaron Brown and Braylon Thorns (2015) and Devin Spurlock (2014).
Resby, an All-Greater Houston all-district player at Forest Brook High School, played two years at Navarro and two more at The University of Kansas. Prior to joining the Navarro staff, Resby spent two years as a graduate assistant on Ray Woodard’s Lamar University staff. Before that, the Houston native spent time with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent.
Resby, who played on Woodard’s defense here under head coach Chuck Lawrence at NC, played safety for the Jayhawks in 2007 and 2008. While at Navarro, Resby was ranked among the nation’s top 50 junior college defensive backs by Rivals.com.
During his time at Kansas, Resby helped the Jayhawks enjoy one of their best seasons ever. As a junior, he started nine games for a 12-1 KU team that defeated No. 3 Virginia Tech, 24-21, to win the Fedex Orange Bowl. He played 11 games his senior season when the Jayhawks finished 8-5 and beat Minnesota, 42-21, to win the Insight Bowl.
Resby was a two-time honorable mention All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference selection, recording 73 tackles each season at Navarro. As a sophomore, he added three forced fumbles, a sack and an interception.