About the Coaches

About Coach BestAbout Coach Best:

Coach Best has been coaching for 17 years, and has coached 26 wrestlers who have or who are competing in college. He has coached 72 high school state placers in Oklahoma and Texas, 23 of which were state champions. In the last 7 years, he has coached teams to 7 straight state dual team championships and 6 straight UIL team state championships. Over his career, Coach Best has a dual record of 258-72.

In 2015, Coach Best received the NFHS Texas State CoY as well as the NFHS Section 6 Coach of the Year (CoY) awards. He received Texas State High School wrestling CoY honors in 2009 & 2011, as well as 2013 NWCA Texas CoY and Region 6 National CoY. In 2007 & 2009, Coach Best received DFW Area Coach of the Year honors. Coach Best was Region III CoY 2009, ’10, ’11 & Region II CoY in 2013.

Jerry Best has also coached 97 age group USA All-Americans or National Champions in folkstyle, freestyle and Greco. This includes 3 Cadet World Freestyle members, 1 Junior World Freestyle member and 1 University Freestlye member. In the last few years, he has led 195 wrestlers to state placing finishes with 79 TX State Champs, 50 National Champions, 6 Trinity Award Winners, 5 World of Wrestling Wrestlers of the Year and 5 Triple Crown Winners.

  • Head Coach, Allen High School
  • 4x Oklahoma High School State Champion, Undefeated
  • 3x NCAA II National Champion
  • Espoir National Freestyle Champion
  • Graduate Assistant Coach – University of Central Oklahoma
  • Bachelors of Science degree, and Masters in Educational Leadership

About Coach Patterson:

High School: Cushing, OK
College: University of Oklahoma

High School Career:
4x Oklahoma State Champion (2006-2009) … High School Record (156-3).

College Career:
2012 All-American … Two-time Big 12 Champion (2010, 2014) … Four-time NCAA qualifier … Finished career with a 107-32 overall record … Three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2011, 2012, 2014) … Three-time NWCA Division I All-Academic Team (2011, 2012, 2014).

Brown University (2015)

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