Patterson spent the last two seasons at the University of Missouri
Patterson helped the women's program take another step forward in its progression in 2014 as Coastal posted its most wins (11) since 2008, advanced to the Big South Tournament semifinals for the first time in seven seasons and tied for second place during the regular season, its best finish since 2010. Patterson assisted Paul Hogan in helping him capture the league's Coach of the Year award, while senior forward Kacey Kelley became the first Chanticleer to earn NSCAA All-Region honors and the second to be selected a Big South Player of the Year. As a team, CCU ranked second in the Big South during the regular season in fewest goals allowed, not surrendering more than one in any of the 11 conference games, and was third in goals scored.
Patterson came to Coastal from the University of Missouri where she spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons as the director of women's soccer operations. In her role with the Tigers, Patterson helped with all facets of the day-to-day aspects of the program, including spearheading the team's travel and game day operations.
In addition to her work with the Tigers, Patterson also coaches at Sporting Columbia, S.C., where she is the competitive coach for the U12 Academy team, an assistant coach with the U18 Girls squad and a provider of private lessons.
Patterson was an All-American player at Georgia from 2006-2009. She was a four-time All-Southeastern Conference first team selection and earned All-America second team honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Soccer Buzz in 2007. In 2006, Patterson took home SEC Freshman of the Year honors and was a Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American. She still stands as the Bulldogs' all-time leader in points, goals and multiple goal games and ranks second in career assists.
Following her collegiate playing days, Patterson was drafted by the Philadelphia Independence of Women's Professional Soccer in 2010. She then signed with Vancouver Whitecaps FC of the W-League in 2011, where she helped the squad advance to the Final Four.
Prior to Mizzou, Patterson spent time as the Social Media Manager at Atlanta Cycling. With the organization, she created educational and awareness campaigns designed to drive revenue and build brand presence.
She also spent one year coaching at Atlanta's Tophat Soccer Club, where Patterson played club soccer growing up. With Tophat, she was the Academy program's game coach, conducted training sessions and gave private lessons.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Patterson earned a bachelor's in marketing with a minor in Spanish from Georgia's Terry College of Business in 2010. She completed her master's degree in educational, school and counseling psychology from Missouri in 2014.