Trent Patterson grew up in Syracuse, started at offensive guard for the University of Alabama from 1988-90, was in '89 the 'Bama football program's "Lifter of the Year" -- recognizing its strongest player.
But the line on his resume that reads "Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist" is the one that links him to Forks' football success.
Patterson recalls pitching his services in about 1997 to, he said, every school in the area.
"Kelsey was the only one who said, 'Let's give it a go.' He was the only taker of my kind of vision," Patterson said.
Patterson's conditioning program accentuates strength, agility, stamina, speed enhancement, explosive training, plyometrics. Athletes who participate get stronger, run faster, change direction quicker, improve their overall balance and stability. It is a six-week summer program, beginning when athletes are eight-graders.
Forks had long emphasized off-season training. But, as Green said, "I could read a physics book and try to teach physics, but it's not going to work. This guy is incredible."
Patterson came aboard, and Forks' athletes bought wholesale into the program.
"Ninety percent of the team has done the six-week program," Patterson said. "Those guys know what each other is all about. One knows the commitment the guy next to him has put in.
"I know what a difference it makes. Everything I'm putting those kids through, I've been through."