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2016 Liberty Bowl

SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS TCU GEORGIA BOWL EVENTS WELCOME GARY PATTERSON TCU Head Coach Since taking over the helm of the Horned Frogs in December 2000, Gary Patterson has become synonymous with TCU football and Fort Worth. Patterson, the Horned Frogs’ all-time winningest coach with 149 victories, led TCU to a 2014 Big 12 championship in just its third season in the conference. TCU has won six conference championships, in three different leagues, under Patterson. Patterson has won a total of 20 national coach of the year honors in his 16-year head coaching tenure at TCU. His .738 winning percentage (149- 53) ranks fifth among active coaches nationally (minimum 10 years). He is also one of just three active coaches with at least 149 victories at their current school. The Horned Frogs have won at least 10 games in 10 of the last 15 seasons. Included in that stretch are nine 11-win campaigns. Prior to Patterson’s arrival on campus in 1998, TCU had just four 10-win seasons in its history. During his 19 years on campus, including three seasons as defensive coordinator (1998-00), Patterson has seen TCU make 17 bowl appearances. TCU is 11-5 in bowl games with Patterson on its coaching staff and 9-5 with him as head coach. Prior to Patterson’s arrival on campus in 1998, the Horned Frogs had just four bowl wins in their history. In 16 seasons as a head coach, Patterson has coached 199 all-conference selections, 16 first-team All-Americans, 18 Freshman All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans and a Rhodes Scholar in Caylin Moore. As TCU’s head coach, Patterson has had 41 players drafted with a total of 93 in NFL camps. Patterson’s success on the gridiron is also mirrored in the classroom for his players. In eight of the last nine 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. A native of Rozel, Kan., Patterson is married to the former Kelsey Hayes. He has three sons: Josh, Cade and Blake. 118 | 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl


2016 Liberty Bowl
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