Coach Patterson played at Long Beach Wilson High School. He continued playing for the men’s club team at UC Irvine where he earned a degree in Sociology. He coached with Long Beach Shore Aquatics from 2013 until his recent move to San Diego. His Long Beach Shore 10U Coed teams consistently finished among the top 10 teams at Junior Olympics each year, and his 2018 10U Girls team won the 2018 Junior Olympic Championship. Coach Patterson holds a multiple subject teaching credential and is currently working as a substitute teacher in the San Diego Unified School District.