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Patrick Daniel is in his first season as the head women's basketball coach at Pitt-Bradford.
This past winter, Daniel guided the Panthers to a 15-10 overall record and the program's fourth straight appearance in the AMCC tournament while earning co-AMCC Coach of the Year honors. The 15 wins were tied for third most all-time in program history.
The women were originally picked to finish sixth in the league's preseason coaches' poll, but set a school-record with 13 conference wins to finish in a tie for third with Penn State Behrend. Two players were named all-conference, including sophomore Alicia Kimmel, who was a first-team pick.
Pitt-Bradford ranked second in the conference in scoring defense, surrendering 56 points a game, and Kimmel ranked 16th nationally in free throw shooting to highlight many of the team's accomplishments.
In one season with Kenyon, Daniel helped guide the Ladies to a 19-8 record and the semifinals of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) tournament. The 19 wins were the most since the 2007-08 season, and he coached three NCAC all-conference selections, including a D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region third-team pick.
Prior to joining Kenyon, Daniel was as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., from 2008-11. In three seasons, he helped direct the women’s basketball team to a record of 50-31 and three consecutive appearances in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) conference tournament.
In his final season with the St. Mary’s Belles, he served as the interim coach for the team’s first six games while the head coach was on leave. Daniel led St. Mary’s to a 5-1 start and the first Tip-Off Tournament championship in school history. The Belles went on to win a school-record 18 games that season. He coached seven MIAA all-conference selections while at St. Mary’s, including the 2008-09 Defensive Player of the Year, and guided the Belles to an upset of the No. 1 team in NCAA Division III in his first season.
Daniel served as the NCAA site representative for the first and second rounds of the 2011 NCAA Division III women’s basketball championships. He also has a strong background in student affairs, serving as the director of student activities at St. Mary’s, Towson University (2007-08), and Western Michigan (2004-07). While at Western Michigan, he also served as the associate director of facilities and programs and assistant director of intramural sports and recreation programs.