About Coach Pat Dye

The Coach

Coach Pat Dye was the Head football coach at Auburn University from 1981 until 1992. He built the Auburn football program into a power in the Southeastern Conference. Prior to that, he was the Head coach at Wyoming in 1980, leading the Cowboys to their first winning record in eight years and the second in 12 years. From 1974 to 1979, he was the Head coach at East Carolina University, posting a 48-18-1 record. He built the Pirates into a team that could play with the ACC powers. At the beginning of his career, from 1965 to 1973, he was the Assistant coach at Alabama, in charge of linebackers and recruiting. He coached four All-America linebackers and helped Alabama to two national championships, three unbeaten seasons, five SEC titles and nine straight bowl games. He is currently employed by Auburn University as a Special Assistant to the President. Coach Dye was inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame on December 6, 2005.

Coach and Nancy

Skye and Somer

Coach Dye spends most of his time now overseeing his 700 acre property and hunting lodge as well as caring for several thousand Japanese maples at Quail Hollow Gardens and Nursery. He also fills his time with his weekly radio show, "The Coach Pat Dye Show", book signings, speaking engagements and personal appearances. And in his down time, you can usually find him sitting on his porch with Nancy, enjoying nature at its best.

Coach Pat Dye

Coach Pat Dye

About Crooked Oaks

Crooked Oaks Hunting Preserve is owned and operated by former Head football coach at Auburn University, Coach Pat Dye. The preserve is located in Notasulga, Alabama, and can be utilized for hunting excursions, special events, or just a personal escape.

Coach Dye lives on this property and also runs his Japanese maple tree farm, Quail Hollow Gardens.


Crooked Oaks
768 Red Creek Road
Notasulga, Alabama 36866



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