John Patterson enters his third season as the assistant women's basketball coach at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015-16.
In his first two seasons as the full-time assistant women's coach, Patterson has helped guide the Bears to a 49-6 overall record, as well as two University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. In 2013-14, WashU advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Last season, he helped lead the Bears to the NCAA Sectional Semifinal (Sweet 16). Patterson has also been part of the WashU's staff that earned UAA Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2014 and 2015.
Before joining the women's basketball coaching staff, Patterson served as a part-time assistant coach for the WashU men’s basketball program from 2010-13. During Patterson's three seasons on Mark Edwards’ staff, the Bears posted a 54-26 (.675) record, won two UAA championships and advanced to a pair of NCAA Tournaments.
Prior to arriving on the Danforth Campus, Patterson spent three seasons at Pattonville High School. He was the boys' assistant junior varsity coach in 2007-08, before leading the junior varsity in 2008-09. During the 2009-10 season he served as the varsity assistant. Patterson also has experience on the club level, serving as travel coordinator of the Illinois Bears Basketball Club from 2008-10 and head coach of the 16U team in 2008-09 and the 17U team in 2009-10.
He received his associate of arts degree from John A. Logan College in 2004, and his bachelor’s degree in education from Fontbonne University in 2007. Patterson played four seasons of basketball at Carterville High School (Ill.) and was an all-state honorable mention basketball selection in 2001 and 2002. He went on to play two seasons at John A. Logan and one at Fontbonne.
Patterson and his wife, Erin, have one daughter, Reese (1).