Ricardo Patton

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Ricardo Patton
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant Coach
Team University of Denver
Biographical details
Born (1958-10-23) October 23, 1958 (age 58)
Playing career
1976–1980 Belmont
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1986 Two Rivers MS
1986–1987 Hillwood HS
1988–1990 Middle Tennessee (asst.)
1990–1991 Arkansas-Little Rock (asst.)
1991–1993 Tennessee State (asst.)
1993–1996 Colorado (asst.)
1996–2007 Colorado
2007–2011 Northern Illinois
2011–2012 Maryland Eastern Shore (asst.)
2012–2016 Central HS

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]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Colorado (Big 12) (1996–2007)
1996–97 Colorado 22–10 11–5 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
1997–98 Colorado 13–14 7–9 T–7th
1998–99 Colorado 18–15 7–9 T–7th NIT 2nd Round
1999–00 Colorado 18–14 7–9 7th NIT 1st Round
2000–01 Colorado 15–15 5–11 9th
2001–02 Colorado 15–14 5–11 9th
2002–03 Colorado 20–12 9–7 NCAA 1st Round
2003–04 Colorado 18–11 10–6 4th NIT 1st Round
2004–05 Colorado 14–16 4–12 11th
2005–06 Colorado 20–10 9–7 5th NIT 1st Round
2006–07 Colorado 7–20 3–13 12th
Northern Illinois (Mid-American Conference) (2007–present)
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
Colorado: 184–160 (.535) 77–99
Northern Illinois: 26–61 (.299) 19–44
Total: 210–221 (.499)

      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

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