Ricky was not only a great football player, but a great leader for this teamTCU loses Madison for season Sep 12, 2003
We were worried it could be bad, and it's disappointing for TyeTCU loses Gunn, Madison Sep 10, 2003
I just hope that what he's been told is what actually happens, and it works out for himMcDonald to go pro Jan 11, 2003
We were fortunate in the first half to survive playing on our end of the fieldLiberty Bowl: TCU 17, Colorado St. 3 Dec 31, 2002
We'll play this team anytime and won't take a back seat to anybody in this stateGalleryfurniture Bowl: Tex. A&M 28, TCU 9 Dec 28, 2001
Gary Patterson (born February 13, 1960 in Larned, Kansas) is the head coach of the TCU Horned Frogs college football team. He grew up in Rozel, Kansas and played football at Dodge City Community College and Kansas State University. Patterson is married to the former Kelsey Hayes. He has three sons: Josh, Cade and Blake. He received his bachelor's degree from KSU in physical education in 1983. While coaching at Tennessee Tech he earned a master's degree in educational administration in 1984.
Patterson began his coaching career in 1982 at Kansas State, as an assistant to head coach Jim Dickey. After subsequently serving a number of years as an assistant coach at a number of different schools, Patterson was hired as Defensive Coordinator at the University of New Mexico in 1996. He served in that job for two years before leaving to take the same position at TCU in 1998. He was named head coach at TCU prior to the Mobile Alabama Bowl in December 2000, replacing Dennis Franchione who left to become the head coach at the University of Alabama.
Patterson remains friends with current Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill from their time as coaches on Franchione's staffs. Kill served as the best man during Patterson's wedding to wife Kelsey in 2004.