EAST PALESTINE, OH- In East Palestine, there’s a special family that has given their all to the school’s soccer program, and over the better part of the past two decades the Patterson family have been engaged in one form or another on the pitch for the Brown and White.
The patriarch of the family is Rob Patterson who began his coaching career just trying to learn as much as he could to help his boys get the most out of the game. Over time he has become one of the most respected coaches in the area in regards to soccer and continues to churn out top-caliber players from one side of the field to the other.
What many might not know is that Coach Patterson and his family have battled way more than soccer matches as of late, but that does not stop the tenured coach (or his family) from making every practice no matter the conditions.
We had the honor to catch up with Rob Patterson before their postseason opener to discuss all that was, is, and could be with the EP Soccer program, and how it’s impacted him.
All that and more on this special East Palestine Coach’s Corner: EP UNITED