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Title: Thanks for the Memories

Date: July 15, 2014

Section: Sports

Duration: 36 years

Star rating: 4 stars

Long description: After 36 years as gymnastics’ head coach, Sarah Patterson retired as the winningest coach in University history. Besides winning six national titles, as many as the “Bear” himself, she started the Power of Pink initiative.

Short description: Sarah Patterson stepped down after 36 years as head coach of gymnastics.


(1) Six national titles – 1988, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2011, 2012

(2) Thirty-two consecutive NCAA Championship appearances – 1983-2014

(3) Eight team SEC titles – 1988, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014

Based on your interest in: Power of Pink, Gymnastics upsets No. 1 Florida, Dana Duckworth

Writers: Sean Landry

Starring: Sarah Patterson, David Patterson, Dana Duckworth

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Sarah Patterson retires primary