Keith Patterson

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Keith Patterson
Sport(s) American football
Current position
Title Defensive coordinator
Team Arizona State
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born (1964-05-20) May 20, 1964 (age 51)
Marlow, Oklahoma
Playing career
1982–1986 East Central
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986 East Central (GA)
1988–1991 Altus HS (OK) (assistant)
1992–1993 Edmond Memorial HS (OK) (assistant)
1994 Edmond Santa Fe HS(OK)
1995–1996 Allen HS (TX) (assistant)
1997–1999 Ardmore HS (OK)
2000 Allen HS (TX) (assistant)
2002 Allen HS (TX) (assistant)
2003–2005 Tulsa (LB)
2006–2010 Tulsa (co-DC/LB)
2011 Pittsburgh (DC/interim HC)
2012 Arkansas State (DC)
2012 West Virginia (co-DC/LB)
2013 West Virginia (DC/LB)
2014–present Arizona State (DC)
Head coaching record
Overall 0–1

Keith Patterson (born May 20, 1964) is a Defensive Coordinator for the Arizona State Sun Devils college football team.[1] Patterson was previously the Defensive Coordinator and linebackers coach for the West Virginia Mountaineers college football team. Before one season at West Virginia, Patterson was previously the defensive coordinator for the Arkansas State Red Wolves on January 4, 2012, only to resign from the position six weeks later to join the West Virginia coaching staff.[2] Prior to his arrival at Arkansas State, Patterson was elevated from defensive coordinator to interim head coach following the resignation of Todd Graham on December 13, 2011, at Pittsburgh.[3][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Pittsburgh Panthers (Big East Conference) (2011)
2011 Pittsburgh 0–1 0–0 L BBVA Compass
Pittsburgh: 0–1 0–0
Total: 0–1
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


  1. ^ Associated Press (February 7, 2014). "Arizona State hires Keith Patterson". Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (February 17, 2012). "Arkansas State defensive coordinator resigns". Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Zeise, Paul (December 15, 2011). "Graham leaves Pitt for Arizona State". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ Adelson, Andrea (January 4, 2012). "Keith Patterson headed to Arkansas State". ESPN. Retrieved January 4, 2012.