Ricardo Patton

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Ricardo Patton
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
TeamDenver
ConferenceSummit League
Biographical details
Born (1958-10-23) October 23, 1958 (age 60)
Playing career
1976–1980Belmont
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1986Two Rivers MS
1986–1987Hillwood HS
1988–1990Middle Tennessee (assistant)
1990–1991Arkansas–Little Rock (assistant)
1991–1993Tennessee State (assistant)
1993–1996Colorado (assistant)
1996–2007Colorado
2007–2011Northern Illinois
2011–2012Maryland Eastern Shore (assistant)
2012–2016Central HS
2016–presentDenver (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall219–243 (college)
Tournaments1–2 (NCAA Division I)
1–3 (NIT)

Ricardo Maurice Patton (born October 23, 1958) is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at Northern Illinois University. On March 9, 2011, NIU announced that Patton would not return as their head coach for the 2011–12 season, it is unclear whether he resigned or was fired. Prior to this, he was the head coach at the University of Colorado. He was hired as head coach for the Buffaloes on March 5, 1996, just days before the Big Eight Conference Tournament. Patton guided the Buffaloes to six postseason appearances. On July 11, 2011 it was announced that Patton joined the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as an assistant coach.

Patton left UMES to become head coach at Central High School in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] He became an assistant coach at the University of Denver in March 2016.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Colorado Buffaloes (Big Eight Conference) (1996)
1995–96 Colorado 4–9 3–8 8th
Colorado Buffaloes (Big 12 Conference) (1996–2007)
1996–97 Colorado 22–10 11–5 2nd NCAA Division I Second Round
1997–98 Colorado 13–14 7–9 T–7th
1998–99 Colorado 18–15 7–9 T–7th NIT Second Round
1999–00 Colorado 18–14 7–9 7th NIT First Round
2000–01 Colorado 15–15 5–11 9th
2001–02 Colorado 15–14 5–11 9th
2002–03 Colorado 20–12 9–7 T–5th NCAA Division I First Round
2003–04 Colorado 18–11 10–6 4th NIT First Round
2004–05 Colorado 14–16 4–12 11th
2005–06 Colorado 20–10 9–7 5th NIT First Round
2006–07 Colorado 7–20 3–13 12th
Colorado: 184–160 (.535) 80–107 (.428)
Northern Illinois Huskies (Mid-American Conference) (2007–2011)
2007–08 Northern Illinois 6–22 3–12 11th
2008–09 Northern Illinois 10–19 5–11 T–11th
2009–10 Northern Illinois 10–20 6–10 T–10th
2010–11 Northern Illinois 9–21 5–11 T–10th
Northern Illinois: 35–83 (.297) 19–44 (.302)
Total: 219–243 (.474)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Colorado head coach Ricardo Patton takes high school job in Memphis". CBSSports.com. 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2012.

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