Gary Allen Patterson, commonly called Gary Patterson, is an American football coach and a former football player. He presently serves as the head football coach for the Horned Frogs at the TCU – Texas Christian University. Patterson has led the Horned Frogs to a number of competition and recorded victories. No wonder, he is referred to as the winningest coach in Horned Frog’s history!
Gary Patterson have also been referred to as a living legend – he is admired, loved a worshipped (so to speak) in TCU. He is that one coach who has earned a lot of respect from his fans, so much that his name is chanted in all admiration by his fans!
Gary Patterson Ethnicity, Family History
Gary Patterson is an American and was born in Rozel, Kansas. His parents were Keith W. Patterson, father and Gail Ellen (Chegwidden) Patterson, mother. Patterson’s father was a heavy equipment operator and he died of cancer on the 20th of January, 2018 at the age of 82.
Patterson’s mother was a nurse and served in that profession for 40 years. She also died on the 4th of October, 2018 at the age of 81. Keith W. Patterson and Gail Ellen Patterson were married but divorced before they died. Gary mentioned that his parents were a source of inspiration for him. Gary has 3 other siblings; Greg Patterson, Amy Tomlin and Andrea Wells.
Gary Patterson’s body measurements are not readily available, but from the information gathered from Greg, Gary’s younger brother, he said Gary is 5ft. 1oin. (155cm. or 1.55m.).
Gary Patterson Bio, Age
Gary Allen Patterson was born on the 13th of February, 1960 in Rozel, Kansas, USA. Gary appears to be the oldest of the 4 children of his parents.
Gary Patterson Education Details
Patterson played college football at Dodge City Community College and at Kansas State University. He graduated from Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1983. Also, in 1984, while he was serving as a coach at Tennessee Tech, he obtained a master’s degree in education administration. Gary Patterson loves to play guitar and is involved with charity and humanitarian services.
Gary Patterson Career, Achievements And Awards
Gary began his coaching career in 1982 as an assistant coach at Kansas State University – he served there until 1983. He also served as an assistant coach in different schools, including Tennessee Tech, Pittsburg State University, Utah State University and more for several years. He served in these schools from 1983 – 1995.
Patterson experienced a breakthrough in his career when he landed a job at the Texas Christian University (TCU) in 1988, first as a defensive coordinator (1998 – 2000), then as the head of coach in 2000. Gary Patterson remains the Horned Frogs’ coach till date.
Gary Patterson has a very long list of honors and awards. He won the C-USA Coach of the Year in 2002; AFCA Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2014; 2009 and 2014 AP Coach of the Year; Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year in 2009; Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2014; 2009 George Munger Award, 2009 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award; SN Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2014; 2009 and 2014 Walter Camp Coach of the Year; The Woody Hayes Trophy in 2009 and 2014; Home Depot Coach of the Year in 2014; Paul “Bear” Bryant Award in 2014; 2005 and 2009 MWC Coach of the Year; and Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2014.
Gary Patterson Marriage Details
Gary Patterson and Kelsey Hayes met while Kelsey was working at a zoo in 2002. The duo got married in 2004, after dating for about 2 years. They have 3 children, Josh Patterson, Cade Patterson and Blake Patterson. Kelsey and Gary Patterson also have 2 grandchildren, Knox and Jet.
Gary Patterson Philanthropy
Gary and Kelsey run a foundation aside their professions. The foundation has the mission to help kids within and around Forth Worth with equitable education. Kelsey is the secretary and treasurer of the foundation, while Gary is the chairman. The name of the foundation is Gary Patterson Foundation.
Gary Patterson Social Media Presence
Gary Allen Patterson does not have an official Facebook account, but he’s very much present on Instagram and Twitter. He has over 9,600 followers on Instagram and over 87,100 followers on Twitter.
Gary Patterson Net Worth
Gary Patterson has accumulated a great wealth over the years and as of 2020, Paterson’s net worth was estimated to be around 12,000,000.