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Pat Kennedy

Born: Jan 5, 1952

Death: Jan 1, 2011

Birthplace: Keyport

Profession: Coach

Nationality: United States

Pat Kennedy

Date of Birth : Jan 5, 1952
Date of Death : Jan 1, 2011
Birth Place : Keyport

Pat Kennedy is a former American college basketball coach. He was previously the men's basketball coach at Towson University, Iona College, Florida State University, DePaul University, Pace University and the University of Montana. Kennedy is a native of Keyport, New Jersey, and attended Red Bank Catholic High School. He is a 1975 graduate of King's College. After college, he became an assistant coach to Jim Valvano at Iona. In 1979 when Valvano left for North Carolina State University, Kennedy took the head job at Iona at the age of 27. In six years, he led the Gaels to two NIT and two NCAA tournament appearances. He compiled a 124–60 record while at Iona. After Iona, Kennedy went to Florida State. He would spend 11 years in Tallahassee, leading the Seminoles to 2 NIT and 5 NCAA tournament appearances including a Sweet Sixteen and Elite 8 appearances. During his tenure at FSU, he won 203 games and lost 130. During the Seminoles first year in the ACC, he was the ACC Coach of the Year in 1992 and led FSU to back to back 2nd place finishes in the ACC. He was appointed to succeed Joey Meyer as head coach at DePaul on June 12, 1997.

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