Justin Northwest football coach Bill Patterson could have taken the Sherman job in 2003. But after a split decision by the school board, he figured it wasn’t the right time.
Patterson couldn’t pass up the job this time around.
The Sherman school board unanimously approved Patterson’s hire Monday night. He had coached Northwest since 2009.
“Any time you have the opportunity to go to a one-school town, it’s nice,” Patterson said. “It’s something that has always interested me from way back when. I love it here, and you can’t ask for a better place to work, but [Northwest ISD] is becoming such a multi-school town.”
Patterson, 55, took Northwest to the playoffs three of the last four seasons, going 8-3 in 2012 and 2013. The Texans lost to Arlington Lamar last November in the Class 5A bi-district round. Sherman will be a Class 5A school under the newly-renamed UIL classifications.