Patrick Brian Chambers (born December 13, 1970) is an American college basketball coach and the head men's basketball coach at Penn State University. He was hired on June 3, 2011.
Born in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, Chambers played collegiate basketball at Philadelphia University. Despite joining the team without a scholarship, he left it as the starting point guard and the team record-holder in assists. He is currently 7th all-time in steals and led the team to four NCAA Division II Sweet 16 appearances and two Elite Eight finishes.
Chambers took over for Dennis Wolff as the head coach at Boston University following the 2008–09 season. He was previously the associate head coach at Villanova University. He started at Villanova as director of operations in May 2004. He was promoted to assistant coach after one season and finally Associate Head Coach in June 2008. Prior to Villanova, Chambers was an assistant at Philadelphia University, Delaware Valley College and Episcopal Academy. In his first season at BU, Chambers led the Terriers to a 21–14 overall record and an 11–5 mark in league play. The Terriers fell just short of an America East Tournament Championship after falling to University of Vermont 83–70 on March 13, 2010. The team did qualify for the 3rd annual College Basketball Invitational and won their first postseason game since 1959. They also hosted the first postseason game in program history, defeating Morehead State University in overtime at Case Gymnasium.
In Chambers' second season at Boston University, he again led the Terriers to a 21–14 overall mark, including a 12–4 mark in conference play. They defeated Stony Brook University at Agganis Arena to win their sixth conference title and clinch an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. They received a #16 seed and fell to the #1 seed Kansas Jayhawks in the round of 64 by a score of 72–53. The game marked the Terriers' first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2002.
Penn State announced Chambers as the 12th head coach in Nittany Lion basketball history in June 2011. The best season Chambers has had at Penn State so far has been 2017 where the team finished 26-13 and there highest Big Ten finish in his tenure. The season was highlighted with 3 wins over Ohio State and a 2017 NIT Championship.
Chambers and his wife Courtney have four children: Grace, Ryan, Caitlyn, and Patrick.Head coaching record Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Boston University Terriers (America East Conference) (2009–2011) 2009–10 Boston University 21–14 11–5 4th CBI Semifinal 2010–11 Boston University 21–14 12–4 2nd NCAA Division I Round of 64 Boston University: 42–28 (.600) 23–9 (.719) Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten Conference) (2011–present) 2011–12 Penn State 12–20 4–14 T–11th 2012–13 Penn State 10–21 2–16 12th 2013–14 Penn State 16–18 6–12 T–10th CBI Quarterfinal 2014–15 Penn State 18–16 4–14 13th 2015–16 Penn State 16–16 7–11 10th 2016–17 Penn State 15–18 6–12 T–12th 2017–18 Penn State 26–13 9–9 T–6th NIT Champion Penn State: 113–122 (.481) 38–88 (.302) Total: 155–150 (.508)
National champion Postseason invitational champion
Conference regular season champion Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
Division regular season champion Division regular season and conference tournament champion
Conference tournament champion