David Patrick begins his first season as an Assistant Coach for the Saint Mary's men's basketball team, following one season as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Gaels. Patrick came to Saint Mary's in 2006 from Nicholls State University where he served as an assistant coach for the 2005-06 season.
Bermuda born, Patrick joined the coaching ranks in 2005 after playing four years of professional basketball overseas. Following his collegiate playing days, Patrick returned to Australia to play for the Canberra Cannons of the National Basketball League from 1999-2001. Following his first season with the Cannons, he was named the NBL Rookie of the Year in 2000. He then joined the Chester Jets of England's British Basketball League for the 2001-02 season, where he garnered second team all-league honors. His final professional season was spent in Spain where he was a member of Alcora of the LEB1 league in 2002-03.
In high school Patrick came to J.P Piper's Chapel Trafton Tigers from Australia as a senior. He led the team to the 1995 Class A State quarterfinals and was named the Louisiana Player of the Year. He was selected as district M.V.P, was a First Team All Parish selection, and was selected to participate in the Louisiana High School All-Star Game. He was also a member of junior national teams in Australia and named as an All Australian player from 1992-1994.
After high school Patrick spent one season at Syracuse University where he was a member of the 1996 NCAA Final Four Championship team that finished as the national runner up. He then transferred to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette where he was the point guard from 1997-2000. Following his collegiate career he went on to be the first Bermudian to play professionally. He played four years in Australia, England and Spain, where he was a finalist twice. Patrick graduated from UL-Lafayette in 2000 with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Patrick has been married for six years to the former Cassie Frank of Oberlin, La. They have a daughter named Bailee.
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