Chris Paterson

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Christopher Paterson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chris Paterson was a two-way player in college at North Dakota State University, making a few appearances on the mound and playing sparingly in the field, having transferred from Barstow Community College. Going undrafted after his graduation in 2008, he then played for a while in France, in the Division Élite, going 1-7 with a 6.75 ERA for the 2009 Montigny Cougars and hitting .292/.363/.444. He tied Anthony Piquet for the league lead in losses. He then played with the Doncaster Dragons in Australia and the Regensburg Legionäre of the German Bundesliga. He was 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA for the Legionäre in 2010 before leaving to become a manager in the US.

In 2010, he landed his first managerial job, with the Desert Valley Mountain Lions of the Continental Baseball League when he was just 24. In 2011, he moved to the Pecos League with the Roswell Invaders, winning a league championship. In 2012, he was with the White Sands PupFish and in 2013-2014 with the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings of the United Baseball League, winning another championship in 2014. He continued his tour of the independent leagues in 2015 when he moved to the American Association as manager of the Sioux Falls Canaries, staying there for two years. During his time as a manager, he also appeared in one game for Roswell in 2011, pitched one game for Rio Grande Valley in 2013 and was in one game atb third base for the same team the following season.

In 2017, he landed a more permanent job as the baseball coach for Coachella Valley High School.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2010 Desert Valley Mountain Lions Continental Baseball League 20-27 3rd Independent Leagues
2011 Roswell Invaders Pecos League 43-24 1st Independent Leagues League Champs
2012 White Sands PupFish Pecos League 27-41 5th Independent Leagues
2013 Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings United Baseball League 32-43 4th Independent Leagues
2014 Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings United Baseball League 50-27 1st Independent Leagues League Champs
2015 Sioux Falls Canaries American Association 39-60 11th Independent Leagues
2016 Sioux Falls Canaries American Association 40-60 10th Independent Leagues

Further Reading[edit]

  • Nathan Brown: "Coachella Valley High hires new baseball coach", The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, CA, February 9, 2017. [1]

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