MATTHEW "MATT" PATANELLI (Deceased)
Inducted: October 12, 1984 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: July 13, 1914 in Elkhart, IN
High School Attended: Elkhart Graduated: 1933
High School Honors: All-State and All-Conference Football 1931 and 1932; earned 12 letters in football, basketball, and track; was football captain 1932.
College Attended: University of Michigan Graduated: 1937
College Honors: 3-year football letterman 1934-1936; All-Big Ten End 1935 and 1936; football team captain 1936; All-American 1936; voted to Chicago Tribune All-Stars and All-American Football Squad 1937; college All-Stars defeated Green Bay Packers 7-0; inducted into SPHINX and MICHIGAMUA; also lettered in basketball 1935-1937 and baseball 1936 and 1937 .
Coaching Experience: Western Michigan University end coach and chief scout 1947-1952; University of Michigan end coach and chief scout 1952-1962.
Outstanding Players Coached: Ron Kramer, All-American 1955, 1956; Tom Maentz, captain 1956; Gary Prahst, captain 1957.
Family: Wife, Katherine; son, John.
Coach Patanelli passed away May 27, 1992.