Sam Patterson joined the ORU staff May 3, 2017, joining Head Coach Paul Mills’ staff after 13 seasons at Baylor, including the final five as the director of video operations. Patterson also spent six years as a student manager and graduate assistant and two years as a video coordinator.
Patterson joined the Baylor program as a student manager during the 2004-05 season -- head coach Scott Drew's second season at Baylor -- and ascended to head manager prior to the 2006-07 campaign. In 2008, he was named graduate assistant, taking charge of film exchange and leading in the coordination and breakdown of video.
For the his final seven years in Waco, Patterson served as camp director of the Scott Drew Basketball Camps at Baylor, hiring staff, creating camp schedules and directing camps of over 250 campers. From 2007-09, he served as Big 12 Conference president for the non-profit organization "Managers vs. Cancer." He recruited new members and assisted in the contribution of auction items for charity.
In addition to Baylor, Patterson has been a camp coach at over 20 summer basketball camps nationwide, including Notre Dame, Florida, Ohio State, Butler and Five Star Basketball.
The San Antonio, Texas, native graduated with his bachelor's degree in sociology in 2008 and his master's degree in sport management in May 2010.
Patterson married the former Tricia Lovvorn in May 2010, and they have two daughters, Joy and Ellie.
What Mills says about Patterson
“I have worked with Sam for each of the past 13 seasons. He has had a great deal to do with the success at Baylor and has contributed significantly to our offensive success during that time. His international ties and knowledge of Texas will help enhance our recruiting too. The ORU community will be ecstatic that Sam, Tricia and Joy are a part of this basketball program.”