- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 185 lb.
- School Barstow Community College, North Dakota State University
- High School Redlands East Valley High School
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
|2010||Desert Valley Mountain Lions||Continental Baseball League||20-27||3rd||Independent Leagues|
|2011||Roswell Invaders||Pecos League||43-25||1st||Independent Leagues||League Champs|
|2012||White Sands PupFish||Pecos League||27-42||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|
- Nathan Brown: "Coachella Valley High hires new baseball coach", The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, CA, February 9, 2017.