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Milwaukee hires Northwestern assistant Patrick Baldwin

The Milwaukee Panthers have a new head coach in former Northwestern assistant Patrick Baldwin. This is the first head coaching position for Baldwin, a Kansas-native who has also coached at Green Bay, Missouri State, and Loyola (Chicago). This past season, the Wildcats made their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament under head coach Chris Collins.

UWM athletic director Amanda Braun found herself in the difficult position of having to a hire a head basketball coach in June after first-year man LaVall Jordan left for the Butler job two weeks ago. Jordan inherited a rebuilding project, but returned to his alma mater before seeing it through. Baldwin will look to build on a young core and make the Panthers competitive in the Horizon League once again.

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity to lead a program that has a great tradition of winning,” Baldwin said in a statement. “Our main goal and focus is to compete and win championships. I can’t wait to get started with our current roster of student-athletes and work toward achieving great success both on and off the court.”