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Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

Posted on: June 3, 2011 7:12 pm
Edited on: June 3, 2011 8:05 pm
 


Posted by Eric Angevine


Today's rumors have turned out to be true. Pat Chambers of Boston University has taken the head coaching job at Penn State, succeeding Ed DeChellis in the position.

Chambers led the Boston University Terriers to the NCAA tournament as the automatic entry representative from the America East conference last season, in just his second year as a head coach. He previously served as Associate Head Coach at Villanova, where he took part in the Wildcats' 2009 Final Four appearance. He played point guard for Naismith Hall of Fame inductee Herb Magee at Philadelphia University.

Chambers had recently agreed to a contract at Boston University that extended through 2016. He led the Terriers to 21-win seasons in each of the two years he was in charge of the program.

Despite his short resume, Chambers has obvious ties to the relatively nearby talent pool of Philadelphia, where much of his early recruiting efforts should be focused. His relatively quick rise to a power-conference head coaching job began with an assistant's posting at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania in 1995. As an assistant coach of the Episcopal Academy varsity team in the late 90's, Chambers helped develop the talents of ACC stars Gerald Henderson and Wayne Ellington.

"I am truly honored and excited to be joining the Penn State family," Chambers stated in a press release issued by Penn State. "I'm looking forward to bringing passion, energy and enthusiasm to Nittany Lion Basketball. We will play a style, and bring an attitude, that Nittany Nation can be proud of."

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Since: May 9, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:39 pm
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Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

Hope he recruits like Jay Wright, but I also hope he is a better coach than Jay Wright.  



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 1:04 am
 

Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

Posted on: June 1, 2011 9:49 amScore: 71 

Ron Everhart the leader for the Penn State job?

Seriously, who writes this stuff????  I'll admit, when the job arose, Chambers was the first person I thought of- but he coaches at BOSTON UNIVERSITY not Northeastern....

Anyways, the guy worked under Jay Wright- he's a Philly guy- and knows how to recruit locally (PA)

I think he'd be a good candidate but as a BU grad I hope he doesn't accept


*** my comments last week on Chambers as the PSU coach.... kind of pissed that he's moving on from BU after 1 year but I can't blame the guy- tough for the wife and kids though... 3 years and 3 cities-- hope he gets some grade A Philly talent up to PSU




Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:05 am
 

Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

Well... his career is done. Penn State fans might as well start guessing who their next coach is going to be..



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 9:21 am
 

Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

He'll get what's left after Nova,Pitt,Cuse and other top teams get what they want.



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2011 6:38 am
 

Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

Very clever-



Since: Feb 12, 2011
Posted on: June 4, 2011 5:22 am
 

Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

please make us competitive in hoops.  long time coming.




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2011 1:52 am
 

Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

Pat Chambers is a good hire by Penn State and should help the run down Penn State team a little bite.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2011 12:28 am
 

Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

hahahaha i see what you did there



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Pat Chambers leaves Boston for Penn State

*Hasn't even been the PSU basketball coach one day and he already has a building named after him...............


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