Sarah Patterson (coach)

Sarah Patterson (coach)
Sarah Patterson
Sport(s) Women's gymnastics
Current position
Title Head coach
Team University of Alabama
Conference SEC
Biographical details
Place of birth Binghamton, New York, United States
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979-current Alabama
Head coaching record
Overall 384–88–2
Accomplishments and honors
5 NCAA Women's Gymnastics championships
(1988, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2011)

7 SEC Titles
(1988, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2011)
26 NCAA Regional Titles
(1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Coached 21 NCAA Individual champions[1]
Coached 40 SEC Individual champions
Coached 3 NCAA Top VIII Award winners
Coached 51 athletes to 229 All-American honors[1]
Coached 44 athletes with 115 Scholastic All-American honors (since 1991)

3 Time SEC Women's Gymnastics Coach of the Year (1985, 1995, 2000)
4 Time NCAA Coach of the Year (1986, 1988, 1991, 2002)

Sarah Patterson is the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide gymnastics team. She has built the program at the University of Alabama into one of the most successful in the history of college gymnastics.

Patterson graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1974, Slippery Rock State College in 1978, and was named the head women's gymnastics coach at the University of Alabama by then Athletics Director Paul "Bear" Bryant later that year.

Patterson is married to Alabama Crimson Tide Volunteer Assistant Coach David Patterson. The Patterson's have two children, Jessie, 26, and Jordan, 19.[2]

Career Review and Honors


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