The area will be called the Sarah Patterson Champions Plaza after the current gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson. Patterson has coached gymnastics at UA for 34 years when she was hired by then-athletic director Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in 1978. She has led the gymnastics squad to six national championships and seven Southeastern Conference championships. The plaza will be designed as a gathering place for the UA community. It will feature engravings that showcase UA’s many athletic programs, as well as a sign labeling the area as the Sarah Patterson Champions Plaza.Trustees approve Sarah Patterson Champions Plaza plan, tuition increase | The Crimson White It ain't a statue, but I think it'll do.