Tigers May Look At Patterson


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Clemson has begun a national search for a replacement to the winningest basketball coach in Clemson history Jim Davis. Terry Don Phillips has ties to the Big 12, which could lead him to Kansas State's Deb Patterson. Patterson has done a great job of turning the Wildcats program into a NCAA tournament team, and a mainstay in the Top 25.


The Wildcat program had not posted a winning record in Big Eight Conference play for five consecutive years prior to her arrival. It did not take long for Patterson to make her mark. Her first year at Kansas State she guided the Wildcats to the school’s first NCAA Tournament bid in 10 years and to the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament. In 1998-99, she led Kansas State to its first ever WNIT appearance.


Kansas State has been to the NCAA tournament three consecutive years now. In 2002, Patterson led one of the nation's youngest teams to a No. 3 seed in the tournament. Under Patterson, the Wildcats have been among the top six in attendance. Coming into the 2004-2005 season, nearly 500,000 fans had attended games at Kansas State over the last seven seasons.


Off the court, Patterson has been recognized by numerous organizations for her leadership skills. She received the Outstanding Leadership Award from Kansas State’s Leadership Studies and Programs in 2001.


Patterson has also been recognized as a "Champion of Diversity," an honorary Colonel for Kansas State University Army ROTC, and as Honorary Commander for the Kansas State University Air Force ROTC. In the community, she is a member of the advisory committee for the Coronado Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Manhattan Young Life, FCA and serves as an honorary chairperson for the United Way.


Patterson is one of several candidates we feel Phillips may place a call to and test the water. There is not an official list of candidates that we are aware of, but we will continue to release names that we feel are possible interview candidates.


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