Tyler Patch enters his fourth season as an assistant coach and third as a paid assistant with the Brown University women’s basketball program in 2017-18.
During the 2016-17 season, Patch aided Brown to an appearance in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament and to a spot in the Women’s Basketball Invitational, gaining the program’s first-ever win in a national postseason tournament. Brown set single-season program records for games played (30), points (2,169), field goals made (779), 3-pointers made (226), and free throw percentage (.739) while winning the inaugural Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament.
In 2015-16, Patch helped lead the Bears to their first sweep of the state of Rhode Island’s three Division I basketball programs in program history in 2015-16 as the Bears notched a 12-2 non-conference record, the team’s most non-league wins since 1975. He aided Shayna Mehta ’19 in becoming the unanimous Ivy League Rookie of the Year while Jordin Alexander ’16 earned All-Ivy honors and became Brown’s 19th 1,000-point scorer.
As a volunteer assistant coach with Brown in 2014-15, Patch helped the Bears finish second in the Ivy League in scoring (65.5 points per game) and first in the league in steals (10.1 per game). He coached a pair of All-Ivy players in Sophie Bikofsky ’15 and Alexander while helping the Bears notch their first road sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth since Feb. 26-27, 1993.
Patch, a North Attleboro, Mass., native, joined the Brown staff after serving one season under Behn as UMass-Lowell’s Director of Women’s Basketball Operations in 2013-14.
Previously, Patch was the Junior Varsity Head Coach/Varsity Assistant Coach at Dedham High School as the team qualified for the MIAA Division III State Tournament in 2012-13. During the 2011-12 campaign, he served as a Student-Assistant Coach under Bob Walsh at Rhode Island College, guiding the Anchormen to an at-large bid in the Division III NCAA Tournament.
As Seekonk High School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,746 points, Patch earned All-State recognition from the Boston Globe and Boston Herald before playing stints at Keene State College (2008-09) and the Community College of Rhode Island (2009-10). Patch earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Rhode Island College in 2014.