Patterson in 2019
|College||Washington State (1980–1984)|
|1999||Houston Comets (assistant)|
|2000–2003||Indiana Fever (assistant)|
|2004||Phoenix Mercury (assistant)|
|2005||Los Angeles Sparks (assistant)|
|2006–2009||Seattle Storm (assistant)|
|2010–present||Minnesota Lynx (assistant)|
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.
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.
- "Home-court advantage: Shelley Patterson". Washington State University. Fall 2007. Retrieved August 12, 2019.