Pat Chambers

Pat Chambers (born December 13, 1970)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Current conference: Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun)
Boston University record: 42-28 (.600)
Penn State record: 148-150 (.497)
Florida Gulf Coast record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 190-178 (.516)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2011)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  1  (2018)
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2010, 2014)
  • America East Tournament Champion:  1  (2011)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Florida Gulf Coast
2021-2022 La Salle (asst)
2011-2020 Penn State
2009-2011 Boston University
2004-2009 Villanova (asst)
2001-2004 Philadelphia (asst)
1995-1996 Delaware Valley (asst)

Pat Chambers Facts

  • Patrick Brian Chambers
  • Born December 13, 1970
  • Hometown: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Philadelphia College (BS, 1994)
  • Was a walk-on at Philadelphia College (now University) under Hall-of-Fame coach Herb Magee, aka the Shot Doctor
  • Spent one year assisting Bill Werkiser at D-III Delaware Valley before taking a three-year break from coaching to join his family business
  • Worked for five years as an assistant coach at Episcopal Academy in Merion, PA; Chambers attended the school in his youth
  • Hired in 2001 as an assistant to Magee at his alma mater Philadelphia for three seasons
  • Spent the next five seasons as an assistant coach under Jay Wright at Villanova
  • First head coaching job came in 2009 at Boston University; Chambers led the Terriers to an America East Tournament title and NCAA berth is his second and final season there
  • Hired as head coach at Penn State in 2011, returning to his home state where he spent the majority of his prior career
    • Led the Nittany Lions in winning the 2018 NIT Championship
    • His 2019-20 team was ranked as high as #9, the highest ranking for the program since 1996
  • In July 2020, a former player accused Chambers of making a racially insensitive remark in January 2019, just after Chambers had been suspended for one-game by the school after TV cameras caught him shoving a player during a timeout
    • The school opened an investigation, talking to a number of former players and coaches; in October 2020, Chambers tendered his resignation
  • Spent the 2021-22 season as an assistant at La Salle under head coach Ashley Howard
  • Hired in March 2022 as the new head coach at Florida Gulf Coast in the Atlantic Sun
  • Along with his wife, Courtney, has two daughters and two sons

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