Patrick Beilein has been named as Niagara University’s next men’s basketball head coach.
Sources: LeMoyne’s Patrick Beilein is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach at Niagara. Son of Michigan head coach John Beilein. Official announcement expected soon.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 28, 2019
Patrick, who is the son of legendary college basketball coach John Beilein, will replace Chris Casey, who was fired at the end of the year.
The 36-year-old spent the last four seasons at Le Moyne, led the program to 77 wins and three straight appearances in the Division II NCAA Tournament. The Dolphins advanced all the way to the Elite Eight in 2017.
Beilein played college basketball for his dad at West Virginia and then joined the coaching staff at Michigan as a graduate assistant from 2008-2010.
He served as the Director of Basketball operations at Bradley before taking his first head coaching job at West Virginia Wesleyan.
After one year as an assistant with the Utah Jazz in 2014, Beilein was back as a head coach, taking over the sidelines with the Dolphins.
In a statement from Le Moyne College, Beilein said this:
“I am grateful for the last four years to be a part of the Le Moyne College community. President Linda LeMura and Athletic Director Matt Basset showed great faith in me by giving me this opportunity to lead this men’s basketball program. I will always cherish the memories from these wonderful four years in Syracuse and at Le Moyne.”