SHERMAN, TX - After a two and half month wait, an unanimous decision by the board of trustees on Monday night made Bill Patterson of Justin Northwest the head coach of the Sherman football team.
Patterson was actually offered the head coach and athletic director position for the Bearcats back in 2003. The board trustees had a 4-3 vote and Patterson declined to accept the job citing the divided vote.
But there was no divided vote this time and Patterson heads to Sherman looking to turn around a program, that saw their head coach Gary Kinne leave after a disappointing 4-6 season. The Bearcats missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007 snapping a five consecutive playoff appearance streak.
"It's a town that follows their football and is hungry for a winner," said coach Patterson. "I don't have a lot of hobbies and one of things I like to do is coach football and I m excited about it."
Patterson spent five seasons at Northwest HS and reached the playoffs three times, 2010, 2012, and 2013. The Texans went 8-3 in 2013 and finished tied for 2nd place in the 5A-4 District.
Before spending time in Justin, Patterson was coaching at Naaman Forest for eight seasons where helped lead the Rangers to three district titles.
Patterson graduated from Texas Tech in 1981 and received his Masters at Vanderbilt in 1985.