Patterson Named to WBCA Board of Directors

Head coach Deb Patterson

July 27, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State head women's basketball coach Deb Patterson has been appointed to fill a vacant at-large Division I position on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Board of Directors.

Patterson will be entering her 16th season at the helm of the K-State women's basketball program for the 2011-12 season. During her time in Manhattan, she is a three-time winner of the WBCA District V Coach of the Year award (2002, 2003 and 2008) while also finishing as a three-time finalist for the organization's National Coach of the Year award.

In addition to her honors from the WBCA, Patterson is a two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year recipient (2002 and 2008) and is the career wins leader for women's basketball at K-State with a mark of 300-175 (.632).

During the 2010-11 season, Patterson helped guide the Wildcats back into the NCAA Tournament with an overall record of 21-11, including a 10-6 mark and a tie for third in Big 12 action. This was the eighth NCAA Tournament appearance for K-State under Patterson's leadership and the eighth 20-win season since Patterson took the reins of the K-State program prior to the start of the 1996-97 season.

For the 2011-12 season, Patterson returns eight letterwinners and three starters, including All-Big 12 selections Brittany Chambers and Jalana Childs. K-State will begin its 2011-12 season at home on Saturday, Nov. 12, against Dartmouth.

Season ticket packages for the Wildcats' 2011-12 season are available now through the K-State Athletic Ticket Office. Fans can purchase tickets online at, or can call the ticket office at 800-221-CATS.

Season ticket prices begin at just $50 each when fans purchase a Wildcat 4-Pack of four or more general admission tickets. General admission tickets can otherwise be purchased for $78 per seat. Other seating options include Reserved Bench and Cat Cushion tickets at $99 per seat, as well as Chairback seats for $132 each (plus a $50 donation per season ticket account to the Ahearn Fund).

About the WBCA:
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls. For more information about the WBCA, visit