John Patterson enters his second season as the assistant women's basketball coach at Washington University in St. Louis in 2014-15.
In his first season as the full-time assistant women's coach in 2013-14, Patterson helped guide the Bears to a 24-3 overall record and the 20th University Athletic Association (UAA) championship in program history. Washington U. also made an appearance in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Patterson was also part of the Bears' staff that earned 2014 UAA Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
Before joining the women's basketball coaching staff, Patterson served as a part-time assistant coach for the Washington U. 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, welcomed a daughter, Reese Alley, on July 9, 2014.