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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

Fifth 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 fourth season as an assistant coach for the Cardinals basketball team.  Patterson’s primary focus is working with the guards.


Patterson who enters his fifth season at Ball State in 2016-17, has helped guide the Cardinals to four straight postseason Women's National Invitation Tournament appearance. 


The 2015-16 season saw Ball State clinch its third automatic bye in four years into the Mid-American Conference Tournament, as the Cardinals entered as the third seed.  After earning a berth in the postseason WNIT, the Cardinals advanced to the second round of the tournament for the first time since the 2012-13 season by pulling off a 77-72 upset at Big Ten foe Iowa. 


For the third straight season, senior forward Nathalie Fontaine was named First Team All-MAC, while junior guard Jill Morrison was selected Third Team All-MAC for the second time in her career.  Freshman guard Carmen Grande also earned a spot on the MAC All-Freshman Team. This marks the fifth time Ball State has placed at least three players on All-MAC squads in the same season, with the four other being 2014-15, 2008-09, 2007-08 and 1982-83. Fontaine was also named MAC Player of the Year and earned honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.  She ended her career as the program’s all-time leading scorer (2,166 pts).


The 2014-15 season saw the Cardinals clinch the MAC West Division title outright for the first time since the 2008-09.  Ball State earned a bye as the second seed in the 2015 MAC Tournament and advanced straight to the semifinals, where it lost to No. 6 seed Eastern Michigan 75-65.  The Cardinals made their third consecutive appearance in the WNIT, traveling to Middle Tennessee.


 In 2013-14, the Cardinals had a thrilling run to the 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament championship game.  The Ball State women’s basketball team went on to make 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 and top-seeded 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 was only the third team to win four games and the first team to 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 2013-14 the Cardinals ended the season with an 18-17 overall record, with the 18 wins being the most in a season since the 2008-09 squad went 26-9.


In Patterson's first year at Ball State, he helped the Cardinals reach the Final 16 of the 2013 Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) with a roster featuring just seven healthy players over the final 11 games, and as few as six at one point in the season.  The Cardinals ended the 2012-13 season with a 17-16 overall record.


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