tcu horned frogs
TCU is one of just ve programs nationally to nish in
the top 10 in at least three of the last four years (2014,
2015, 2017). In 17 seasons under Patterson, TCU has
posted seven top-10 nishes and 11 in the top 25.
The Horned Frogs have won at least 11 games in 10 of
the last 15 seasons. Prior to Patterson’s arrival on campus
in 1998, TCU had just four 10-win seasons in its history.
During his 21 years on campus, including three seasons
as defensive coordinator (1998-00), Patterson has seen
TCU make 19 bowl appearances. TCU is 12-6 in bowl
games with Patterson on its coaching staff and 10-6
with him as head coach. Prior to Patterson’s arrival on
campus in 1998, the Horned Frogs had only four bowl
wins in their history.
As head coach, Patterson has coached 236 allconference
selections, 18 rst-team All Americans, 22
Freshman All-Americans, three Academic All-Americans
and a Rhodes Scholar. He has had 45 players drafted
with a total of 114 in NFL camps.
Patterson’s success on the gridiron is also mirrored in the
classroom for his players. In eight of the last 10 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.
Patterson’s defensive acumen dates back to his own
playing days at Kansas State, where he played strong
Since taking over the helm of the Horned Frogs in
December 2000, Gary Patterson issynonymous with
TCU football and Fort Worth.
Patterson, the Horned Frogs’ all-time winningest
coach with 166 victories, has received 22 national
coach of the year honors. His most recent accolade
came when he was selected as the 2018 recipient of
the Gene Stallings Award.
Patterson led TCU to a 2014 Big 12 championship, in
just its third season in the conference, and a2017 Big
12 Championship Game appearance. TCU has won
six conference titles, in three different leagues, under
Patterson. He has also been the coach of the year in
Patterson’s.725 winning percentage (166-63) ranks
fourth among active coaches nationally (minimum
10 years). The nation’s second-longest tenured head
coach, he leads all active coaches in the country in
victories at their current schools.
Patterson became TCU’s career leader in wins with a
56-0 victory over Grambling State in the 2012 season
opener, a game that also marked the debut of the
rebuilt Amon G. Carter Stadium. The previous TCU
mark of 109 wins was held by Dutch Meyer (1934-52).