Melvin Pat Patterson
The University of Texas team captain in 1955, Patterson came to UT with no previous competitive experience and became the first Longhorn to break 50 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle. He started the Spring Branch ISD swim programs and led Memorial High School to several state championships. He worked as the head coach for Texas A&M, Rice, Arkansas and UT, and coached Dad’s Club to national prominence in the late '50s. He was instrumental in the design and construction of the UT Swim Center.