Eric Patterson
Eric  Patterson
Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Georgia Tech, 2016


Former Tech standout and a 2016 Georgia Tech Hall of Fame inductee Eric Patterson was named the volunteer assistant coach in July 2017.

Patterson will help coach the infielders, base runners and assist Coach Nickeas with the hitters.

Patterson’s career got off to a flying start in 2002, when he earned third-team all-America honors and helped spur the Yellow Jackets to their second trip to the College World Series. During his career at Tech, he made the all-ACC team three times in three years, helped the Jackets to 140 victories, an ACC Tournament title in 2003 and an ACC regular-season title in 2004.

A terror on the base paths, he stole 124 bases in three seasons, three shy of the Tech record, and posted the second- and third-highest season totals in Tech history with 48 steals in 2004 and 41 in 2002. The second baseman finished his career eighth on Tech's all-time list for runs scored (205) and triples (12), and hit .316 for his career.

Patterson, who completed his degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing in December 2016, was selected in the eighth round of the 2004 Major League First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago Cubs and played at the Major League level for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres between 2007-11.


 THE ERIC PATTERSON FILE
 PERSONAL
 Born  April 8, 1983
 Family  brother: Corey Patterson (MLB - 2000-11)
 Education  Georgia Tech, 2016 (B.S. in business administration)
 PLAYING EXPERIENCE
 2001  Drafted in the 23rd round by the Colorado Rockies
 2002-04  Georgia Tech (three-time all-ACC; two-time all-American)
 2002-03  USA Baseball
 2004  Drafted in the eighth round by the Chicago Cubs
 2005-08  Chicago Cubs organization
 2007-08  Chicago Cubs
 2008-10  Oakland Athletics / Oakland Athletics organization
 2010  Boston Red Sox
 2010-11  Boston Red Sox organization
 2011  San Diego Padres / San Diego Padres organization
 2012  Detroit Tigers organization
 2013  Milwaukee Brewers organization
 2013-15  York Revolution (Independent League)
 COACHING EXPERIENCE
 2017-present  Georgia Tech  Volunteer Assistant Coach