Former Fort Campbell Coach Marshall Patterson Passes Away
Former Fort Campbell football coach Marshall Patterson passed away Sunday in Clarksville after a long illness. He was 79.
Patterson began the football program at Fort Campbell in the early 1960s and remained head coach for 32 seasons. He coached the Falcons to Class A state titles in 1976 and 1978 and to the Class 2-A state title in 1979.
Overall, Patterson won 227 games and lost 110, including a 20-12 record in the playoffs.
Patterson also served as wrestling coach at Fort Campbell, with his 1971 team winning a state title. He also coached two state runner-up teams.
In addition to his coaching duties, Patterson served as athletic director at Fort Campbell where the school won 27 state titles in team sports with him at the helm.
Patterson retired from Fort Campbell in 1993 and coached football in Clarksville for five seasons.
Funeral services for Patterson are pending.