Gerald, The Pat Gerald Family

First Legacy Award-The Pat Gerald Family

The Gerald Family of Sweetwater was the first recipient of this award to honor an individual or group who made a lasting contribution to sports in the Big Country.  Pat Gerald, deceased,  was a long-time high school coach and head football coach at Sweetwater from 1945-54.  He was honored with his two sons Patrick N. Gerald “Pat” and Joe along with his grandson, Patrick S. Gerald, Pat’s son.  Pat N. was all-state in 1957.  He played in the ‘58 Texas HS Coaches Assoc.  All-Star game and played at Rice.  Joe was an all-region quarterback and defensive back at Sweetwater in ‘60 and a three-year letterman as a defensive back at Baylor.  Patrick S., was an all-state linebacker at Sweetwater in 1982.  He went to Rice on a football scholarship and later transferred to Texas Tech.  He died unexpectedly in 2007 at the age of 43.


Gerald Family Joe Gerald - Adult photo Joe Gerald - Baylor #23 Joe Gerald - Baylor Mug #23 Joe Gerald - FB action #10 Joe Gerald - Sweetwater #10 Joe Gerald All--District, All-Area Joe Gerald at Baylor Joe Gerald Award Joe Gerald Baylor FB action Joe Gerald Golf Pat Gerald II #1 Pat Gerald II #2 Pat Gerald III - FB action #10 Pat Gerald III - FB mugs Pat Gerald III - Fresh Yr Sweetwater Pat Gerald III Adult photo Pat Gerald Senior #1 Pat Gerald Sr. #2 Pat Gerald Sr. #3 Pat Gerald Sr. '67 Pat Geralld II