UPLAND, Ind. — A hall-of-fame basketball coach at Taylor University has died.
Paul Patterson holds the record for most wins by a coach at a four-year college in Indiana. In his 34-year career at Taylor, he led the Trojans to 734 victories, along with 15 conference championships, 14 trips to the NAIA national tournament, and one Final Four in 1991.
Patterson retired in 2013. He also received the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor in the Hoosier state. In 2014, he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. He’s also in the Hall of Fames for the NAIA, Taylor University, Hanover College, Grant County and Hammond High School.
Former Butler University coach and current Ohio State University coach Chris Holtmann played for Patterson at Taylor in the early 90s.
In 2016, the school named the basketball court in Patterson’s honor.
Patterson died Monday from Alzheimer’s. He was 78 years old.