Football head coach Gary Patterson confirmed Tuesday that
he has agreed to sign a contract extension, though the
terms have not been disclosed.
This is where I want to be, Patterson told
the Skiff in an e-mail.
According to the Dallas Morning News online edition,
Chancellor Victor Boschini said he would make the contract
official by signing it later in the week.
Athletics director Eric Hyman said he would not confirm
or deny reports that coach Pattersons contract had
been extended and that there will be a statement released
When asked if the extension was a sign that his hard work
has paid off, Patterson said, Yes, in a way, but
my goals are high, and we still have a lot to achieve.
Regarding the extension, Patterson said everyone
wants to wanted.
Patterson has a 27-11 record in three seasons with the
Frogs, including an 11-2 record last season. The Frogs
were off to a 10-0 start that had TCU chasing a Bowl Championship
After losing to Southern Mississippi in the regular season,
TCU made it to the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl, where
Boise State defeated the Frogs 34-31.
Patterson started coaching as a graduate assistant at
his alma mater, Kansas State, and worked his way up the
coaching ranks to become Dennis Franchiones defensive
coordinator at TCU in 1998.
Two years later, Patterson became TCUs 30th head
coach, replacing the departed Franchione before the 2000
GMAC Mobile Alabama Bowl.
In 2002, Patterson was named Conference USA Coach of the
Year after a victory at the AXA Liberty Bowl. Patterson
has led the Frogs to back-to-back Top 25 seasons for the
first time since the 1950s.
agreeing to sign a contract extension, football
head coach Gary Patterson said TCU is where he wants