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Ryan Patterson
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Uhrichsville, Ohio
Alma Mater: Malone College
Graduating Year: 1999
Phone: 765.285.5819
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Ryan Patterson Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 07/02/2012

Third Year at Ball State
Alma Mater:  Malone College ‘99
Master’s:  Kent State ‘02

PRIOR TO BSU:  Ryan Patterson, a familiar face to the Mid-American Conference, came to Ball State after spending the 2011-12 season at Kent State as an assistant coach. He will begin his second season as an assistant coach for the Cardinals basketball team.  Patterson’s primary focus is working with the guards.


In 2013-14, Patterson helped guide the Cardinals to a thrilling run to the 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament championship game, the Ball State women’s basketball team made its second-straight trip to the 2014 Women’s National Invitational Tournament and fifth overall in program history.


The Cardinals became postseason eligible by winning seven of its final eight games en route to advancing to the MAC Tournament championship game for the first time since winning it all in 2009. In the semifinals of the MAC Tournament, Ball State scored a thrilling 73-55 win over 25th-ranked Bowling Green. The Cardinals then lost to No. 3 Akron 79-68 in the title game.


Ball State had a seven-game winning streak heading into the MAC Tournament championship game, including tournament wins over No. 12 seed Kent State, No. 9 Northern Illinois, No. 4 Buffalo and No. 1 Bowling Green. Ball State is only the third team to ever win four games and the first team to ever play five in a single MAC Tournament.  The Cardinals were also just the third No. 5 seed in league history to compete in the MAC Tournament title game.



In his first season at Ball State, Patterson assisted with the Cardinals run to the Final 16 of the 2013 Women’s National Invitation Tournament with a roster featuring just seven healthy players over the final 11 games, and as few as six at one point in the season.

Patterson also helped Ball State post one of the most dramatic turnarounds in Mid-American Conference history as the Cardinals earned the No. 2 seed in the MAC Tournament with a 12-4 league mark.

Before joining the Golden Flashes staff in 2011-12, he was the associate head coach at the Findlay from 2004-11. Patterson also had coaching stints at West Liberty State College (2002-04) where he served as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. He began his coaching career on Kent State’s staff in 2000, where he helped the Golden Flashes to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances (2001 & 2002) which included advancing to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight in 2002 along with a No. 12 national ranking. Out of the five programs Patterson has coached, four of them have competed in post season play.  Patterson earned his bachelors at Malone College in 1999 and a master degree from Kent State in 2002.