Gary Patterson signed a two-year contract extension on Tuesday that makes him the head coach of TCU’s football program through 2022. Details of the extension have not been released, which is a standard move for TCU when doing something of this nature.
Patterson is widely heralded as one of the best coaches in the game, and his extension drew praise from local and national media, as well as some fun facts about Patterson’s tenure at TCU.
Gary Patterson has signed a contract extension thru 2022 with #TCU. Great news for Horned Frogs. He's done wonders there.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 9, 2016
Under Gary Patterson #TCU's finished in the Top 10 FIVE times in the last eight yrs. They had 0 such finishes in the previous 40 before him.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 9, 2016
Only Bob Stoops and Kirk Ferentz have been at their present jobs longer than @TCUCoachP— Chuck Cooperstein (@coopmavs) August 9, 2016
By the time Gary Patterson's new extension - which will be extended again by then - ends he'll have spent 25 years at TCU, 22 as head coach.— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) August 9, 2016
Patterson is the all-time winningest coach at TCU, with 143 wins, and already has a statue up near Amon G. Carter stadium (much to his dismay). TCU moved from Conference USA, to the Mountain West, to the Big East, to the Big 12 all while Patterson was at the helm, which is a testament to the work he’s done to build this program into what is is.
Obviously this is great news for TCU fans, for the football program, for the university, and for the city of Fort Worth. It’s a well-earned extension for a man who has done so much for the Horned Frogs.