Pat Kelsey has been named the men’s basketball head coach at the College of Charleston, as announced by Director of Athletics Matt Roberts on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
Kelsey, 45, will be formally introduced as the College’s 24th all-time head men’s basketball coach at a press conference to be held on Friday, March 26, at 2 p.m. (ET), in the Cistern Yard. CofC alumni, students, fans and supporters are encouraged to attend. Please wear face coverings (over the nose and mouth) and maintain physical distance from other attendees.
The fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the Big South Conference, he resurrected the proud basketball tradition at Winthrop University, averaging 20.7 wins per season over the last nine years in Rock Hill, S.C. No other Big South program can tout more wins overall or more conference wins in that time span.
Kelsey will lead yet another tradition-rich basketball program as College of Charleston ranks seventh all-time (.685) among the winningest programs in NCAA Division I history with the likes of Kentucky (.762), North Carolina (.735), Kansas (.727), Duke (.710), UCLA (.688) and UNLV (.687).
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· 2021 Big South Conference Coach of the Year
· Two-Time Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award Finalist (2016 and 2021)
· 2021 CollegeInsider.com Jim Phelan Coach of the Year Award Finalist
· 2020 CollegeInsider.com Hugh Durham Mid-Major Coach of the Year Finalist
OVERALL COACHING RECORD
2013-14: 20-13 (Big South Championship Game)
2014-15: 19-13 (Big South Championship Game)
2015-16: 23-9 (Big South Regular Season Co-Champions)
2016-17: 26-7 (Big South Regular Season Co-Champions and Tournament Champions, NCAA First Round)
2019-20: 24-10 (Big South Regular Season Co-Champions and Tournament Champions)
2020-21: 23-2 (Big South Regular Season Champions and Tournament Champions, NCAA First Round)
Overall Record: 186-95 (.662)