Pat Kelsey

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Pat Kelsey
Pat Kelsey.jpg
Current position
TitleHead coach
ConferenceBig South
Biographical details
Born (1975-05-15) May 15, 1975 (age 43)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Playing career
Position(s)Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998–2001Elder HS (assistant)
2001–2004Wake Forest (dir. ops)
2004–2009Wake Forest (assistant)
2009–2012Xavier (associate HC)
Head coaching record
Tournaments0–1 (NCAA Division I)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Big South regular season (2016, 2017)
Big South Tournament (2017)

Patrick Kelsey (born May 15, 1975) is an American college basketball coach. He is the current head coach of the Winthrop Eagles men's basketball team.

Kelsey was a successful assistant coach at Xavier University and Wake Forest University. He earned five NCAA Tournament berths, an NIT berth, a No. 1 national ranking in two different seasons and an ACC regular season championship. He was sought after by some of America's top programs and has been involved as a candidate for many head coaching jobs. Chris Mack, former A-10 Championship head coach considered him to be one of the best assistant coaches in America.

Kelsey was hired as the head coach at Massachusetts in 2017, but returned to Winthrop two days after accepting the position, citing personal reasons. Kelsey informed UMass Athletic Director Ryan Bamford of his decision 25 minutes before the scheduled press conference to formally introduce Kelsey to the press and university community. Two days prior, Kelsey had signed an MoU with the university, which included a $1 million buyout clause should Kelsey leave before two years. [1] [2][3]

Kelsey has coached some professional basketball players including Ish Smith, an All-ACC selection and player for the Houston Rockets. He coached James Johnson, a two-time All-ACC selection and number 17 overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2009 NBA Draft. He also coached Al-Farouq Aminu, who was ranked the No. 7 recruit nationally in 2010 and a McDonald's All-America in 2008, eight overall by the L.A. Clippers in the 2010 NBA Draft.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Winthrop Eagles (Big South Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 Winthrop 14–17 6–10 5th (South)
2013–14 Winthrop 20–13 10–6 T–2nd (South)
2014–15 Winthrop 19–13 12–6 T–3rd
2015–16 Winthrop 23–9 13–5 T–1st
2016–17 Winthrop 26–7 15–3 T–1st NCAA Division I First Round
2017–18 Winthrop 19–12 12–6 T–2nd
2018–19 Winthrop 0–0 0–0
Winthrop: 121–71 (.630) 68–36 (.654)
Total: 121–71 (.630)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Pat Kelsey: New UMass coach has change of heart just minutes before press conference".
  2. ^ "2012-13 Men's Basketball Coaching Staff". Winthrop Eagles. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  3. ^ "Kelsey backs out at UMass two days after hire". Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  4. ^ "Pat Kelsey". Xavier University. Retrieved 2013-06-05.

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