mike patton: Aside from his first year as coach at North Gaston, Patton has taken players and coaches away from the comfort of their hometown for a week developing rapport and cohesion with teammates, according to NOW Magazine. Such was particularly necessary this year, as Patton welcomed a healthy group of freshmen to the fold. It may not have the same allure as the first day of fall practice, but the importance of summer camp remains a pivotal part of team building for Mike Patton. I think we took the most freshmen we've ever taken with us, the North Gaston head man said. They got to know each other, and it is going to be a big plus for us. What we did was group the older guys in a suite with our younger ones, and the main thing I took from it was the bond built among them. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.