Patterson Receives Fort Worth's Outstanding Citizen Award
April 5, 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Exchange Club of Fort Worth will recognize TCU football coach Gary Patterson as Fort Worth's Outstanding Citizen for 2010 at its 82nd-annual Golden Deeds Awards Banquet.
The black-tie event will be held May 10 in Fort Worth.
Patterson led TCU to an undefeated season, Rose Bowl championship and No. 2 final ranking in the national polls. Active in the community through his Gary Patterson Foundation, Patterson also played an integral part in the fundraising efforts that have led to a $105 million renovation of Amon G. Carter Stadium.
American Football Monthly named Patterson its 2010 Coach of the Year. He was also selected for the 2011 Distinguished Texan Award by the National Football Foundation's Gridiron Club of Dallas.
Patterson's success on the gridiron is also mirrored in the classroom for his players. In each of the last three seasons, TCU has been recognized by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as one of the nation's leaders in its graduation rate for student-athletes.
TCU is also one of just four programs to finish in the top 25 in the final 2010 polls and in the Academic Progress Rate (APR).
With 98 wins, Patterson is just 12 victories shy of becoming TCU football's all-time winningest coach. The current mark of 109 is held by Dutch Meyer, who led the Horned Frogs to their national championships in 1935 and 1938.
Patterson's .778 winning percentage (98-28) is third among active coaches nationally with a minimum of five years experience.
In 2009, Patterson was selected for nine national coaching honors after leading TCU to a 12-1 record, No. 6 ranking and Fiesta Bowl appearance.
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