#700 for TU’s Patterson

Taylor University men’s basketball coach Paul Patterson made Indiana college basketball history Saturday afternoon, recording his 700th win as the Trojans defeated Bethel College 85-67 in Odle Arena. In his 33rd season at Taylor, Patterson becomes the only coach in history to record 700 wins while coaching at a four-year Indiana college.

Patterson arrived at Taylor in 1979 and took over a program that had never been to the NAIA national tournament nor won a league championship. Since then, the Trojans have won 15 conference championships and made 14 NAIA National Championship appearances, including a Final Four trip in 1991. The NAIA Hall of Famer has recorded 26 winning seasons and has received 12 coach of the year awards, including NAIA Coach of the Year in 1991.

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