, who started the school's junior varsity program in 2007 and then coached the varsity for two years, is leaving for a job at Salisbury.
At Salisbury, Adkins will rejoin head coach Joe Pinyan's staff effective Feb. 1.
Adkins was Pinyan's defensive coordinator for two years at Salisbury, starting in 2002.
From there, Adkins became head coach at South Iredell in 2005.
The Vikings went 5-7 and 8-6, and Adkins
was hired to build Patton's program before the school opened in 2007.
At Salisbury, Adkins
joins a program coming off a 10-5 season that included losing at Newton-Conover
in the West 2AA championship game.
"I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with a fine Patton program and Burke County
School system and will miss the kids the most," Adkins
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