The coach who has led the Greenville University cross country and track programs at Greenville University for a quarter century received a big honor on May 30.
Brian Patton was inducted into the National Christian College Athletic Association Hall of Fame during a banquet in South Carolina.
Patton’s teams have made a major impact on NCCAA sports. His men’s indoor and outdoor squads have won a total of 10 national championships. Patton has been named NCCAA Coach of the Year or his staff has been Staff of the Year 10 times.
Patton has been St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year 25 times. His men’s and women’s cross country teams have won a combined 31 conference titles, with the track and field teams taking four conference championships since track and field became an official SLIAC sport in 2017.
Click below to hear Jeff Leidel talk to Coach Patton upon his return from the Hall of Fame ceremony:
Brian Patton has coached a total of 30 years, the past 25 at his alma mater, Greenville University. A Hillsboro native, Patton graduated from G.U. in 1988.
He thanked the many athletes who have been involved in the track and field and cross country programs, in addition to the assistant coaches, naming Tom Broomfield who has been with Patton 23 of the 25 years.