Patterson Signs New Contract at TCU

New deal runs through the 2014 season

TCU head football coach Gary Patterson agreed to a new contract that runs through the 2014 season.

Patterson has won at least 10 games in five of his eight seasons, including four 11-win campaigns in the last six years. No other coach in TCU history has more than two 10-win seasons.

The dean of Mountain West Conference coaches, Patterson led TCU to an 11-2 record in 2008 with the Frogs in position to finish in the top 10 for the second time in the last four years.

"Gary's outstanding record speaks for itself, and we want him to be in Fort Worth and at TCU for a long time," TCU Athletics Director Danny Morrison said. "The fact that his contract extensions over the years have been agreed upon with regularity illustrate the momentum in the program and his commitment to this university and community."

The Frogs' 17-16 win over No. 9 Boise State in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl marked Patterson's 100th game as TCU's head coach. He is 73-27, leaving him one win shy of tying Abe Martin (74, 1953-66) for second place on the Frogs'

Patterson's .730 winning percentage is second among TCU coaches with more than 20 games under their belt and 11th among active coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

"I am very appreciative of Chancellor (Victor) Boschini, Dr. Morrison and the TCU administration for providing the resources and support to have a football program that makes TCU proud," Patterson said. "My family and I have found a home at TCU and in the Fort Worth community."

Financial terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

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