Greenville's Patton To be Inducted Into NCCAA Hall of Fame


Published on January 14 2019 2:13 pm
Last Updated on January 14 2019 2:13 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Greenville University is excited to announce that Brian Patton, head coach of men’s and women’s cross country and track and field, will be inducted into the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2019. The Hall of Fame banquet takes place May 30, 2019 during the NCCAA’s annual convention in Greenville, SC.

The NCCAA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals of high Christian character who have demonstrated leadership and service to the organization and within intercollegiate athletics.

“Patton has accomplished more than any coach on our staff and that in itself is an impressive accomplishment,” says G.U. Athletic Director Tom Ackerman, “but what people may not know is the investment he makes into each of his athletes outside of the athletic arena. He is a very genuine person who truly cares about every member of his team and he cares that they develop spiritually and come to know Jesus Chris as their personal savior.”

Patton has coached cross country and track and field at Greenville University since 1994. His accomplishments include:

  • 10 NCCAA National Championship wins for his teams
  • 31 conference championships for his cross-country teams
  • 3 conference championships since 2017 for his track and field teams
  • Named NCCAA Coach or Coaching Staff of the Year 10 times
  • Named conference Cross Country Coach of the Year 25 times
  • Service to the NCCAA as National or Vice Chair in Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field