Shelley Patterson

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Shelley Patterson
Shelley Patterson (cropped).jpg
Patterson in 2019
Minnesota Lynx
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Career information
CollegeWashington State (1980–1984)
Coaching career1989–present
Career history
As coach:
1999Houston Comets (assistant)
2000–2003Indiana Fever (assistant)
2004Phoenix Mercury (assistant)
2005Los Angeles Sparks (assistant)
2006–2009Seattle Storm (assistant)
2010–presentMinnesota Lynx (assistant)

Shelley Patterson is an American basketball coach, currently an assistant coach with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.

Early life[edit]

Patterson played point guard for the Cougars and graduated from Washington State University in 1984.[1]

Early career[edit]

Patterson began her coaching career in the NCAA as a recruiting coordinator for Indiana State University. She later served as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Rage of the American Basketball League.[1]

WNBA career[edit]

Patterson served as Director of Basketball Operations for the Houston Comets during their 1999 championship season. She then served as an assistant coach for the Indiana Fever from 2000 to 2003, and the Phoenix Mercury in 2004.

In 2005, Patterson worked as head coach of the Chicago Blaze of the National Women's Basketball League. Prior to joining the Lynx in 2010, Patterson worked as an assistant coach with the Seattle Storm for three years.


  1. ^ a b "Home-court advantage: Shelley Patterson". Washington State University. Fall 2007. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

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