Pat Kennedy

Pat Kennedy (born January 5, 1952)

Teams coached: Iona Gaels, Florida State Seminoles, DePaul Blue Demons, Montana Grizzlies, Towson Tigers, Pace Setters
Iona record: 124-60 (.674)
Florida State record: 202-131 (.607)
DePaul record: 67-85 (.441)
Montana record: 23-35 (.397)
Towson record: 71-144 (.330)
Overall record^: 499-497 (.501)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2013-2015 Pace
2004-2011 Towson
2002-2004 Montana
1997-2002 DePaul
1986-1997 Florida State
1980-1986 Iona
1977-1980 Iona (asst)
1975-1977 Lehigh (asst)
1973-1975 King’s College (JV)

Pat Kennedy Facts

  • Joseph Patrick Kennedy
  • Born January 5, 1952
  • Hometown: Keyport, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: King’s College (BA, 1975)
  • Played for two years at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, then spent his last two undergrad years coaching the JV team
  • Started coaching immediately after graduation, spending two years on Brian Hill’s staff at Lehigh then three more under Jim Valvano at Iona
  • Took over the Iona program in 1980, winning 124 games and going to the NCAA Tournament twice in six seasons there
  • Left for Florida State in 1986, where he led the Seminoles to five NCAAT appearances and a 1989 Metro title
    • Took the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight in back to back years, finishing second in the ACC each season (1991-93) and winning the conference coach of the year award in 1992
  • Took over at DePaul in 1997, leading the Blue Demons for five seasons and reaching the NIT and NCAA Tournament once each
  • Final Division I coaching stops were a two-year stint at Montana and seven years at Towson; failed to reach the postseason with either school
  • Coached at Division II Pace University in New York City for two seasons
    • Left Pace in 2015 with 499 career wins (487 at the Division I level)
  • Along with his wife, Jeannie, has one son and two daughters; is the uncle of current NJIT head coach Brian Kennedy

Pat Kennedy Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the Division I and Division II levels