Faith Johnson Patterson

MN Hall of Fame Basketball Coach

Coach Johnson Patterson is a two-time Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame basketball coach and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the WCS. She is a mission-driven coach with a demonstrated ability to provide excellent leadership, and builds positive nurturing relationships with her athletes and staff. Coach Johnson Patterson also, has a proven expertise in motivating individuals to achieve the highest level of performance and goals while prioritizing and strategizing to create winning programs as listed below:

As Head Coach she led Minneapolis North and DeLaSalle High School Girls Basketball Teams to their first ever State Championship (1998 and 2011). Her career record 454-116 from those 2 programs; Minneapolis North 302-84, DeLaSalle 152-32.

  • STATE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS: (8) Minneapolis North (5) -1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005. DeLaSalle (3)- 2011, 2012, 2013. Her 8 championships puts her as a co-leader as the coach with the most state tournament wins.
  • STATE TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: (14) Minneapolis North 1997- 2005, 2009; DeLaSalle 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • She has coached 24-Division 1, 1-WNBA, 3-All-Americans, and several All State, All Metro, and All Conference Athletes, along with other NCAA Division level athletes, surmounting to over 3 million dollars in athletic scholarships.

Read more about her coaching career and accolades in the Star Tribune and the MSHSL, here and here.

Watch Game On: Women Can Coach, featuring Coach Johnson Patterson! While there has been an explosion of women participating in athletics since Title IX, only about 40% of them are coached by women. Game On: Women Can Coach explores the supporting research, dispels false narratives and celebrates female coaching pioneers. Co-Produced between tptMN and the University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center.