Frank Patano
Frank Patano
Title: Student Assistant Coach

Frank Patano, who completed his college playing career a year ago as one of the all-time leading scorers in Butler men’s soccer history, has returned this season to help the Bulldogs as a student assistant coach.  He’ll help head coach Kelly Findley with game-day coaching, training and travel.

Patano was a four-year letterwiner for the Bulldogs, 2005-08.  He led Butler in scoring for three straight seasons and topped the Horizon League in scoring in each of his final two campaigns.  He finished his career in fifth place on Butler’s all-time list for goals (36) and in sixth place on the Bulldogs’ all-time list for points (83).  His 15 goals in 2007 are the fourth-most in school history, and he’s one of just nine Butler players to score three goals in a match.

A forward from Franklin Park, Ill., Patano earned first team All-Horizon League recognition in 2008 and second team All-League honors in 2007.  He was named to the All-Great Lakes Region team for two consecutive years, and he was named Butler’s Most Valuable Player in 2007.