- 2006 National Wrestling Coaches Association, Bob Bubb Coaching Excellence Award
- 2006 Big 7 Conference Coach of the Year
- 2001 Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
- 1999 Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
- 1998 Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
- 1995 Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
- 1994 Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
The 2013 Bear Cubs compiled an overall record of 9-5, bringing his overall SRJC coaching record to 209-162-4. Under Fitzpatrick’s leadership SRJC wrestling has won six conference titles, and finished second five times. The Bear Cubs have finished in the top five in the Northern California Regional Tournament 13 times and finished in the top ten at the CCCAA State Championship Tournament six times.
Fitzpatrick is an adjunct faculty member in the Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Department and has taught and coached at SRJC since the Fall of 1984.
Fitzpatrick lettered in three sports (cross country, wrestling and track) at Campbell High School. He continued his wrestling career at West Valley Community College in Saratoga before transferring to Sonoma State University where he wrestled his junior and senior years for the Cossacks.
Fitzpatrick graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and a minor in Physical Education. He also completed his secondary teaching credentials at SSU. Fitzpatrick received his community college teaching credential and completed his Masters Degree in Sports Administration at Saint Marys College of Moraga. Coach Fitzpatrick has also worked for Santa Rosa City Schools for 38 years where he taught chemistry, physics, physical science, physical education and drivers’ education. He was the science department chair and athletic director at Santa Rosa High School for his last ten years. Fitzpatrick has also coached several sports at the high school level including varsity soccer, wrestling, track and field, and golf. He retired from SRCS in December 2013.
In his spare time Fitzpatrick enjoys playing golf, working on home improvement projects, and riding his Harley Davidson.