Head coach Brady Sallee talks to his team during the game against Ohio on Jan. 24 at Worthen Arena. Ball State lost 60-53. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
Ball State associate head coach hired at Southeast Missouri State
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.
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."