Known throughout his playing and coaching career as “O.P.”, Patterson captained the Tabor Academy football team and then had a stellar, four-year playing career as a linebacker at Hobart College, where he received his B.A. in sociology and the Michael T. Silver ’39 Memorial Award for Superior Scholarship, Sportsmanship, and Perseverance. During Patterson’s junior season at Hobart, the Statesmen won the Liberty League Championship once and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament three times.
Following Hobart and a teaching and coaching internship year at Bridgton Academy (Bridgton, Maine), Patterson was appointed head coach at Blue Ridge School where he led the Barons to a Virginia Independent School Athletic Association Division II Football State Championship in just his second season. He also earned “Coach of the Year” honors at the league, region, and state levels.
The Hill School Director of Athletics Seth Eilberg P’22 ’23 ’25 introduced Patterson as the School’s next head football coach. Patterson joins The Hill from Boston College High School (Boston, Mass.) where he served as an assistant football coach and assistant director of enrollment management for the past two years. Prior to BC High, he was head football coach for two seasons at the Roxbury Latin School (West Roxbury, Mass.), offensive coordinator for three seasons at Tabor Academy (Marion, Mass.), and head coach for three seasons at Blue Ridge School (St. George, Va.).