Courtesy of the Maxwell Football Club
Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced that Gary Patterson, Head Football Coach at the Texas Christian University, has been selected as the winner of the 21st George Munger Award as College Coach of the Year.
In 2009, Patterson has guided the Horned Frogs to a 12-0 record, No. 3 national ranking and their first BCS appearance as TCU will face Boise State Jan. 4 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. TCU is 12-0 for the first time in its history. The 2009 campaign saw the Frogs complete their first perfect regular season since the 1938 national championship team.
The dean of Mountain West Conference coaches, Patterson has led TCU to at least 10 wins six times in the last eight years, including five 11-win campaigns since 2003. No other coach in TCU history has more than two 10-win campaigns.
In addition to the George Munger Coach of the Year Award, Patterson has won the Woody Hayes Coach of the Year Award this past season.
Prior to his arrival in Fort Worth, Patterson spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at New Mexico. The Lobos collected 22 total takeaways and three defensive touchdowns in 1996. The next year, in Patterson style, New Mexico improved their total takeaways to 29, including 16 interceptions.
A native of Rozel, Kansas, Patterson is married to the former Kelsey Hayes. He has three sons: Josh, Cade and Blake.
The Maxwell Football Club will make the formal presentation of the 21st George Munger Coach of the Year Award at the Club's National Awards Dinner that will be held on March 5, 2010 at the Harrah's Atlantic City Resort. Dinner tickets can be purchased by visiting the Maxwell Football Club website www.maxwellfootballclub.org.