Don Patterson (American football coach)

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Don Patterson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1950-12-10) December 10, 1950 (age 67)
Corsicana, Texas
Alma mater Army
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978 North Texas (assistant)
1979 Iowa (assistant DB)
1980 Iowa (RC)
1981–1988 Iowa (TE)
1989–1991 Iowa (QB/WR)
1992–1997 Iowa (OC/QB/WR)
1998 Iowa (OC/WR/TE)
1999–2009 Western Illinois
2011–2013 Buffalo (QB/RC)
2014 Connecticut (associate HC/QB)
2015 Connecticut (AHC/TE)
Head coaching record
Overall 63–47

Don Patterson (born December 10, 1950) is a former American football coach. He was the head football coach at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. He held the position from 1999 to 2009, when he resigned due to health problems related to treatment for cancer.[1] Patterson was the 18th football coach at the school. His record at Western Illinois was 63–47. He spent his final two years of coaching as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach of the Connecticut Huskies. He announced his retirement on January 8, 2016 after 37 years of collegiate coaching.

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistant coaches under Don Patterson who became NCAA head coaches:


  1. ^ Western Illinois Athletics (September 25, 2009). "Patterson Steps Down as Head Football Coach Citing Health Concerns". Western Illinois University. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 

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