School board OKs new football coach

May 29, 2013 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

Riverton High School's new head football coach, Pat Patterson, was welcomed Tuesday during the Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees meeting after his contract was given final approval by the board members.

He also will be a science teacher position at the high school.

Patterson will be conducting interviews needed to hire eight new assistant coaches, superintendent Terry Snyder said, adding that two coaches are on staff at the school and will be guaranteed an interview. Snyder also said an additional assistant coach is an option, depending on the number of players that will be on the team.

Patterson told the board he had just met with the team and was preparing the Wolverines for the Black Hills State College football camp in June.

His most recent job was at American Falls High School in Idaho as football coach and teacher.

"I come from a coaching family, and I'm a big family-oriented guy," he told board members.

He said he has enjoyed the friendly people he has met in Riverton and added that RHS has a "top-notch facility."

"Riverton has football facilities as good as any place I've ever coached in the past," Patterson said.

"Riverton seemed to be a really good fit."

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