Former Hanover College athlete and veteran coach Paul Patterson has been selected to receive the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s Silver Medal. He will be inducted into the hall of fame, March 26, 2014.
Patterson, a 1964 Hanover graduate, retired after the 2012-13 season to end a coaching career which spanned nearly 50 years. He served as a head coach at high schools in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, as well as Northwest Missouri State University and Taylor University.
In 34 seasons at Taylor, he totaled 734 victories and stands as the winningest coach at an Indiana four-year college or university. During his time at Taylor, his teams racked up 28 winning seasons, 15 conference titles and 14 appearances in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national tournament.
In addition, he was head coach of the U.S. All Stars in the 1978 Derby Classic in Louisville, Ky., and guided the Kentucky high school all stars to two wins against the Indiana all stars in 1979.
Patterson, a 1960 graduate of Hammond Morton High School, was a four-year member of Hanover’s basketball and baseball programs.
In 1995, he became a charter member of the Hanover Athletic Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the NAIA hall of fame in 1996.
Published Friday, March 7, 2014