Tyler Patch enters his third season as an assistant coach and second as a paid assistant with the Brown University women’s basketball program in 2016-17.
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.
“I’m excited about the staff we have put together here at Brown, the coaches will bring in great and varying talents to the program,” head coach Sarah Behn said upon his hiring. “Tyler was a great guard during his playing days and brings a terrific hunger for the game.”
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.