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Legendary 2B Basketball Coach Passes Away

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2B basketball coaching legend Lyle Patterson passed away on Sunday. Patterson coached for decades in Washington, primarily as the boys basketball coach at Naselle High School for 32 seasons. During that time he made 25 trips to Spokane to play in the 2B state tournament, but never won a state title.

Below is a list of Patterson's accomplishments at Naselle High School:

  • 623 Career Wins (Second all-time among WA coaches)
  • Career Record of 623-230 (.730)
  • 25 State Tournament Appearances in 32 years
  • 18 State Trophies (Top 8 Finishes)
  • 11 Berths in the State Semifinals
  • 5 State Title Appearances

Below are links to stories about Patterson during his life in Naselle, Washington

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/mar/05/out-not-down-despite-naselles-state-b-absence/

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19980106&slug=2727172

http://washingtonguard.org/news/archive/fo-tlgun.shtml

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