Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ray Patterson

Raymond Albert Patterson, Jr.


Born:
January 15, 1922
Lafayette, IN

Died:
August 3, 2011
Sugarland, TX


Career
1937-38 Wayland Academy - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (High School)
1938-39 Wayland Academy - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (High School)
1939-40 Wayland Academy - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (High School)
1941-42 University of Wisconsin (College) Freshman
1942-43 University of Wisconsin (College)
1943-44 University of Wisconsin (College)
1944-45 University of Wisconsin (College)
1945-46 Midland Dow (Independent)
1946-47 Midland Dow (Independent)
1947-48 Flint/Midland Dow A.C.'s (NBL)
1948-49 Beaver Dam Olo Soap (Independent)
1948-49 Wayland Academy - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (High School) Head Coach
1949-50 Fond du Lac (Independent)
1949-50 Wayland Academy - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (High School) Head Coach
1950-51 Wayland Academy - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (High School) Head Coach
1951-52 Sheboygan (Independent)
1951-52 Wayland Academy - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (High School) Head Coach
1952-53 Wayland Academy - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (High School) Head Coach
1953-54 Wayland Academy - Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (High School) Head Coach

Born to Ray and Corhea Patterson in Lafayette, Indiana, Patterson played basketball, football and ran track at Wayland and later at basketball and track at UW. He served briefly in the military during World War 2, and returned to play basketball professionally for a season while finishing his education. He went on to teach and coach at his alma mater, Wayland.

In 1968, he was the first president of the Milwaukee Bucks. He later moved on to run the Houston Rockets, turning the franchise into a very successful one.

He married Ruth Eloise Gould (b. 1921) in 1945 and they had five children.

Source:
Obituary, Houston Chronicle

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/p/pattera01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=pattera01

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