Patterson Announced As Semifinalist For Paterno Award
Nov. 8, 2010
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. -- TCU football coach Gary Patterson has been announced as a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club's first-annual Joseph V. Paterno Award.
To honor the spirit of Coach Paterno's persona, the winner is based on success on the football field, in the classroom and in the community.
In addition to his accomplishments on the gridiron, the 10th-year Horned Frog head coach has been active in the community through his Gary Patterson Foundation. He was also instrumental in the successful $105 million fundraising campaign to renovate TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium.
Patterson received the Maxwell Club's 2009 George Munger Award. It was one of his nine national coach of the year honors last season.
Patterson has led TCU to a 10-0 record and No. 3 national ranking in the polls and BCS standings.
Despite losing two players in the first two rounds of the 2010 National Football League draft, and a pair of four-year starters at cornerback, Patterson has TCU once again leading the nation in defense. The Horned Frogs have allowed just three touchdowns in their last six contests and are surrendering only 8.5 points per game, the lowest total by a team since Auburn (7.2) in 1988.
The Horned Frogs are also in the top 10 nationally in scoring offense, total offense and rushing offense.