Dan Patterson

Coach Patterson returns to McKinley this year coaching the offensive line. He brings a wealth of coaching experience, not only from his tenure at McKinley, but in his previous stops as well. Coach Patterson served as an assistant coach at East Canton in 1996 and 1997. He then spent 1998 as an assistant at Fairless High School. Coach Patterson then returned to East Canton as an assistant in 1999 and 2000. In 2001, he was elevated to head coach of the Hornets, a position he held until 2007. In 2002 at East Canton, Coach Patterson was named coach of the East in the Repository East –West Game, and was also named NEO Inland Coach of the Year.

Dan graduated from Akron University with a Bachelors and Master's degree in Education. He lives in Canton with his wife of 16-years, Heidi. The have three children: Emma (14), Creed (12) and Stone (10). Dan is a teacher at McKinley High School.



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