Patterson has been fired after 18 seasons. Patterson's record at Kansas State was 350-226. She guided her teams to nine NCAA Tournaments and two Big 12 Championships. But it was a case of what have you done for me lately. The Lady Wildcats were only 5-13 in conference play the last two seasons. Overall they were 11-19 this season.
Athletic Director John Currie said in a news release the following statement. "It has really been a process over the last month of trying to discern what is the right way to support the program and move forward and get better. To be honest I never foresaw this day." "But as the year unfolded and I looked at where we have been over the last five years, I did not feel right about the trajectory. I felt like that it was time (for a change)."
Patterson is also a graduate of Rockford college. She is a former basketball coach at Hononegah and a former assistant basketball coach at NIU.
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