Snook ISD Welcomes New Athletic Director / Head Football Coach

Michael Boone Patterson comes to Snook ISD from La Porte, Texas, where he was the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. Patterson began working at La Porte ISD in 2013, and also served as Special Teams and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator during his time there. Prior to La Porte, Patterson was the Defensive Coordinator at West Oso High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. He began his coaching career in 2009 at Hempstead ISD after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.

Patterson’s athletic philosophies that he will bring to the Snook Athletic Department are shaped by his personal experiences as a graduate of a small Texas educational system at Van Vleck ISD.  This includes the belief that the athletic program is an extension of the classroom and will offer student athletes the opportunity to develop and grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially on the field of play, in the classroom, and in the community.  Under the direction of Patterson, the Snook athletic department will strongly encourage its student athletes to participate in all sports and extracurricular activities so that they may take full advantage of the diverse learning opportunities afforded to them.

“We will instill values of hard work, integrity, and honesty, which are very important in the development of a student athlete’s life beyond athletics,” said Patterson.

Patterson is encouraged by the recent successes of the Snook athletic programs as football, volleyball, and both boys and girls basketball were playoff teams this year, while the baseball, softball, powerlifting and track teams also look positioned for great seasons.  Patterson is extremely excited about the community of Snook’s commitment to the continued success as construction begins on the recently passed bond. 

“I can see that Snook ISD has all the resources and potential of an elite athletic program. We will create a championship culture within the athletic program that will in turn benefit the all-around successes of our student athletes. My family and I are very excited to be part of this great community and are looking forward to making Snook our home,” said Patterson.

Patterson and his wife Ashley, a Burleson County native, have been married for 6 years and have two children who they plan to enroll in the Snook ISD school system.