Rekha Patterson, associate head coach for the Ball State women's basketball team, has been hired as the head women's basketball coach Southeast Missouri State.

"I'm so happy for her and she's earned it," Ball State head coach Brady Sallee said. "I know we are losing something very special from our program, but I wish her nothing but good things over at Southeast Missouri State."

Sallee said Patterson is a huge part of the Cardinals' success, and that she's the person that can take the Redhawks to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Coaching Experience

2002-04 Graduate Assistant Coach, Baylor

2004-06 Assistant Coach, Eastern Illinois

2006-07 Assistant Coach, Ball State

2007-08 Assistant Coach, Creighton

2009-12 Coordinator of Basketball Operations, Baylor

2012-13 Associate Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Baylor

2013-15 Associate Head Coach, Ball State

Patterson joined the Cardinals' staff in 2013. She previously served on the Ball State coaching staff in 2006-07.

She also spent time under Sallee as a post coach at Eastern Illinois, as well as stints at Creighton and Baylor.

Patterson has reached the postseason in 11 of 13 years in her career.

"I've been doing all I can and giving her advice when she needs it, but she got here and got there because of who she is," Sallee said. "So I'm excited to see her go do what she does."