Ross Patrick enters the 2019-20 season in his 12th year as head coach of Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Basketball. He is only the second head coach in the program’s 13-year history and he recently won his 100th career game in 2017.
Patrick has overseen the recognition of 10 NEAC or CAC All-Conference Players, has coached multiple 1,000 point scorers, and had the honor of helping develop the program’s All-Time Leading Scorer Kaitlyn Carmo ’17 (1,168 points).
Most recently, Patrick led the Lions to a CAC playoff berth during the 2018-19 campaign. Under his leadership, Shanique Mattis earned CAC All-Conference First-Team honors. With the implementation of his offensive principles, the team ranked second in the nation in 3-point attempts and finished sixth in the country in 3-pointers made.
The program saw its first win over a top-10 nationally-ranked team in a road victory over No. 7 Mary Washington during the 2016-17 season.
To open the 2015-16 campaign, the Lions won Ramapo Tip-Off Tournament Championship where Jasmine Yanich made the All-Tournament Team and Brittany Urich was named MVP.
During the 2011-12 season, Dorothea Dixon became just the ninth player in NCAA history to record a quadruple-double with 12 assists, 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals.
The program has also been strong in the classroom and during Patrick’s tenure, 58 players have earned the distinction of being named NEAC or CAC All-Academic Scholar-Athletes.
Before arriving at Penn State Harrisburg, Patrick spent eight seasons as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Elizabethtown College for head coach Yvonne Kauffman, the third-most winningest NCAA Division III coach of all-time. He played and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Marketing from Lebanon Valley College in 1999 and went on to complete his Master’s degree in Sports Management from Millersville University in 2008.
Patrick lives in nearby Mount Joy, Pa. with his wife Claudia and his children Riley and Cydney.