Patterson firing doesn’t fit KSU’s ‘family’ theme

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

I cannot believe the firing of KSU women’s basketball coach Deb Patterson could be because of wins and losses over the past 18 years. Thank goodness our personal lives in health, success or lack thereof are not deter-mined by only a few years, a small segment of time.

Concern for the women’s basketball program — staff, players and recruits — was apparently not important. Is someone waiting to jump in and gain the benefits of the labors of Coach Patterson and her staff.

This is a black mark on the trust people have developed in K-State. It takes years to attain this trust, but it only takes one action to destroy it. That has occurred.

The “family” idea and at-mosphere are likewise not matching this decision.

We have had bad calls on the court all winter, but this one is devastating — and the worst. It should be reversed.

Thanks, Coach Patterson, staff and players — past and present — for your tireless dedication and devotion to K-State basket-ball. May the reversal of this decision come very soon.

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