Hanahan coach Charlie Patterson

Former Hanahan head coach Charlie Patterson, who resigned this week. Paul Zoeller/Special to the Post and Courier

Charlie Patterson, Hanahan High’s head football coach since 2008, has resigned his position. Patterson informed the team at Thursday night’s football banquet.

Patterson, 53, posted a 71-45 record at Hanahan. The Hawks won 11 games in 2012 and 2013 but slipped to 3-8 and 4-7 the last two seasons. Patterson posted seven winning seasons at the school.

Patterson told the Goose Creek Gazette that he does not plan to continue coaching and will pursue an opportunity in the fishing industry.

Patterson is a former assistant coach at Goose Creek and was rumored to be a candidate for their head coach opening. He also has previous coaching stops at Walterboro, West Florence and Gaffney.

The opening at Hanahan leaves three Berkeley County schools without head football coaches, joining Goose Creek and Stratford.

Former Hanahan assistant Josh Harpe, presently the head coach at St. John’s, will likely express an interest in returning to Hanahan as head coach.