The 2019-20 season will be Coach Troy Patterson's third year as an assistant women's basketball coach. He was promoted to associate head coach on March 20, 2018.
In the 2019 season, Patterson was part of the coaching staff that led TLU to the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship (with tournament wins over Schreiner, Austin College, and Trinity in succession over three days). The Bulldogs also advanced to the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship and played in the first round.
Patterson came to Texas Lutheran after nine years at Incarnate Word High School in San Antonio, where he served as the head coach for the Shamrocks.
During his time as a coach for Incarnate Word, Patterson produced an overall record of 234-67 and won six district championships, one regional championship and made a trip to the final four of the TAPPS 6A State Championship Tournament.
Coach Patterson received WOAI News "Coach of the Year" for the 2012-13 basketball season.
Coach Patterson and his wife Vanessa have been happily married for 37 years, and they have four children: Tiffany, Tracey, DeAnna, and Troy. The Pattersons have also been blessed with two grandchildren - Adrienne and Jaxon.
Coach Patterson was born in San Antonio, Texas, but he grew up in the Bronx, New York. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he majored in biology with a minor in chemistry.