UConn assistant Don Patterson retires

Just when coaches thought they had their staffs set for 2016, another vacancy pops up.

This time it’s on UConn head coach Bob Diaco’s staff as quarterbacks coach Don Patterson heads into retirement. Patterson had been in Storrs for two years, he also coached tight ends.

“All good things must come to an end. After 37 seasons and 425 games of Division I college football, I have decided that this chapter of my life will draw to a close,” said the 65-year-old Patterson in a statement. “I want to thank the many players, coaches and school administrators that have enriched my life in so many ways. I also want to thank the fans for making college football the greatest of all games.”

Patterson also was the head coach at Western Illinois for 11 seasons, from 1999-2009 and was an assistant at Iowa for 20 years.

UConn ended their season in a loss to Marshall in the St. Petersburg bowl on Dec. 26, 16-10.

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