Patrick Named Arkansas Associate Head Coach

July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

David Patrick has been named associate head coach for men’s basketball at the University of Arkansas.

A statement on their website said, “David Patrick, a finalist for two National Coach of the Year Awards this past season as head coach at UC Riverside, has been named associate head coach for men’s basketball at the University of Arkansas, Razorback head coach Eric Musselman announced.

“I have known Coach Patrick both professionally and personally for many years,” Musselman said. “We have a great bond and he will fit seamlessly into our basketball family. He brings so much to our program. He has Division I head coaching experience, experience evaluating talent in the NBA from his time with the Houston Rockets, and an incredible reputation as a recruiter. His basketball knowledge is excellent, and he is someone I have great comfort discussing all the intricacies that go with building a winning program.”

David Patrick Bermuda July 13 2020

“Musselman and Patrick previously worked together at LSU, helping the Tigers reach the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Patrick was also responsible for the recruitment of 2016 number one overall NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons, while at LSU.

“I am honored to be reuniting with Coach Musselman at the University of Arkansas,” Mr Patrick said. “I am incredibly grateful for my time as head coach at UC Riverside and want to sincerely thank every single person that I had the pleasure of working with during my time there. I especially want to thank [Director of Intercollegiate Athletics] Tamica Smith Jones and the administration at UC Riverside for giving me the opportunity of serving as their head coach, as well as our student-athletes, for without you, I would not be in this position.

“The chance to help lead the historic Arkansas program, be close to home, and return to SEC basketball was one that my family and I could not turn down. We cannot wait to get down to Fayetteville and I cannot wait to get to work to continue pushing the Razorback program forward.”

The University website added, “Patrick was born in Bermuda and grew up in Australia. He played one season at Syracuse, with his team reaching the 1996 NCAA Championship game, and then was a point guard at UL Lafayette from 1997-2000. He also played four years professionally in Australia, England and Spain.”

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