is in his fifth season on the UConn staff in 2008-09. He was the Director of
Men’s Basketball Operations at UConn for three seasons
and was promoted to the position of assistant coach in the spring of 2007.
Sellers came to Connecticut in 2004-05 after spending the 2003-04 season
as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts, where he served as a
recruiter and was instrumental in the development of the UMass frontcourt.
Patrick is the older brother of former Husky standout and
team captain Rod Sellers, who played at UConn from 1989-1992.
Sellers moved to UMass from his alma mater, Central
Connecticut State University, where he spent four seasons with head coach Howie
Dickenman, a former UConn assistant coach. Patrick helped the Blue Devils to
NCAA Tournament appearances in 2000 and 2002, winning the Northeast Conference
Regular Season and Tournament Championship in both of those seasons. During his
time as an assistant coach at Central Connecticut, his responsibilities included
recruiting, inside player development, scouting and assisting with on-court
practices. He also served as a co-director of the Howie Dickenman Basketball
Prior to his time at Central Connecticut State, Sellers
served as the head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in New Britain, Conn.
In his first season as the varsity head coach in 1998, Sellers led the Saints to
a Northwest Conference Championship. His team also made back-to-back appearances
in the state playoffs during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Sellers originally
joined the basketball staff at St. Thomas Aquinas in 1994 as the junior varsity
coach and an assistant under head coach Jerry DeGregorio.
A 1991 graduate of Central Connecticut State with a
bachelor’s degree in accounting, Sellers served as the Blue Devils captain
during his senior season, and was named East Coast Conference Defensive Player
of the Year in 1991. He led the team in rebounding in both his junior and senior
seasons, finishing his career with 581 rebounds. He played professionally in
Europe in the British Basketball League during the 1992-93 season.
Born December 28, 1968, Patrick resides in Vernon.