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Barcelona Dragons Make a Pair of Big Coaching Moves

Prior to the Week 7 win against the Centurions, the Dragons made a couple of coaching moves, a promotion, and a new hire.

Patrick Wennin

RBs coach Patrick Wennin was elevated to offensive coordinator. He’ll finish the season doing double duty.

Wennin is a south Florida native, and played RB at Maryville College in Tennessee. After his playing career was finished, he returned to Miami, and began his coaching ascent.

Starting at his Alma mater Westminster Christian School in different roles before serving ad co-offensive coordinator, Patrick moved on to Immaculata La Salle as the OC, where his team averaged over 400 yards per game.

In 2020, he moved up the ranks to one of the best schools in the state, Miami Palmetto, where he coached 4 All-American RBs, including at 3 who have committed to D1 level schools.

He mastered the offense that outpaced the high-powered Cologne Centurions last Saturday.

Raul Saavedra

Native Spaniard, Raul Saavedra begins his time with the Dragons as the LBs coach, the team announced on Tuesday.

Saavedra has recently spent time coaching for the Opole Towers on Poland, after coaching youth leagues in both Mexico and Spain.

Other changes to the staff are Ricky Lang is no longer rhe Dragons’ DBs coach, choosing to return to the states. And former QBs coach and OC Joe Paopao leaves the team for personal reasons, according to the team’s site.

and DL coach Marcell Frazier leaves the Dragons to take a job at Missouri Valley.

Frazier also mentions the opportunity on his Twitter feed:

the Dragons are poised to make a run, and could be setting themselves up just for that. Also, you cannot fault guys chasing their dreams, and/or wanting to get back to their families.

Thanks to all the coaches for all of their hard work.

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