Gary Patterson

Patterson has a nine-year career record of 85-28, and he ranks No. 2 on the school's career coaching wins list.  Patterson led the Horned Frogs to a 12-1 record, the Mountain West Conference title and an appearance in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in 2009.  The 12-1 season is the best record in school history.  He earned AFCA FBS National Coach of the Year and Region 5 FBS Coach of the Year honors in 2009.  He has led TCU to 10 or more wins in six of the last eight seasons, including five seasons of at least 11 victories.  Patterson has led the Horned Frogs to nine bowls, winning five.  From 2005 to 2008, he led TCU to four straight bowl victories, a first for the program.  He has guided TCU to two Mountain West Conference titles in 2005 and 2009, and a Conference USA title in 2002.  Previously, Patterson was the defensive coordinator at TCU from 1998-2000 before being named head coach.  Prior to his career at TCU, he made stops at Kansas State, Tennesee Tech, UC-Davis, Cal Lutheran, Pittsburg State, Sonoma State, Utah State, Navy and New Mexico.

Patterson and his wife, Kelsey, have three children, Josh, Cade and Blake.

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“Coach George Smith is not only an influence on young people, but the influence is multiplied many times in the beliefs of the young people he helped mold into amazing human beings. George is an outstanding coach, but more importantly, he is an outstanding gentleman.” —Tina Jones, Principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School