Patrick is a freelance writer and researcher who has been recognized as an authority and historian of college football. He is the author of six books on University of Georgia football.
The latest – GAME OF MY LIFE Georgia Bulldogs – was released during the summer of 2013. Patrick has also been a consultant and researcher for several other book projects. In addition, he maintains the About Them Dawgs! Blawg – the only blog or website primarily dedicated to the history and tradition of Georgia’s football program. Garbin has contributed research and writings to numerous sources, including several newspapers and magazines in the Southeast, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Sports Communications department at the University of Georgia, Covers.com, PhilSteele.com, CNN Sports Illustrated and CNN Sports. Patrick has made numerous public appearances, speaking to groups on a variety of topics, and has participated in dozens of book signings, as well as being featured in radio and television interviews.
In addition, he has conducted more than 100 player and coach interviews for his books, blog, articles, and other work. Besides his writing and research work, Garbin is also the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for a health food company based in Athens, GA.
Notably, during the Fall of 2012, Garbin began a pursuit to reestablish UGA football’s Hugh Hendrix Memorial Award, named after a Bulldog player who mysteriously passed away prior to the 1976 season. The honor was annually bestowed from 1976 to 1992 until being curiously discontinued by the program. Because of Garbin’s efforts, in December of 2012 a member of the UGA athletic department stated “we are going to reestablish Hugh’s award. We are in the process of getting this done.” Patrick can be contacted directly at [email protected]
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