The Eagle Post
Fort Campbell, KY | January 24, 2014
The world lost a great coach and educator Sunday evening when Marshall Patterson died at the age of 79.
Patterson was the first football coach at Fort Campbell High School and piloted the program for 32 seasons from 1962 to 1993.
He ended his Fort Campbell career with a record of 227-120, a win total that remains 24th all-time in Kentucky, according to former Patterson player and longtime FCHS statistician Donny Caver. Patterson's playoff record was 20-12, and he guided the Falcons to the Class A state championship in 1976 and the Class AA state championship in 1978 and 1979. The Falcons lost in the finals in 1980
Sam Green is one of Patterson's former players and reflected on the first time he met the legendary coach as an eighth-grader in 1960, when Patterson was the head football coach at Fort Campbell Junior High School.