|Posted December 18, 2007|
|College:||Adams State College|
Patrick Eberhart is entering his third season as head coach of the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's basketball program. In his first two seasons at the helm, the ThunderWolves have gone 23-32 overall, and were 13-15 during the 2006-07 season, qualifying for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.
Eberhardt has a great deal of experience with Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference basketball, having served as an assistant coach for the then-University of Southern Colorado from 1997-2001. Working under then-head coach Joe Folda, Eberhart saw his teams go 60-25 from 1997-2001. He also was part of the 1998 team that advanced to the NCAA Division II Basketball North Central Regional, the most recent appearance in school history.
Following his first stint with the ThunderWolves, Eberhart had served as an assistant coach at Colorado State University from 2001 to 2005. As the recruiting coordinator for the Rams, he was an integral part of landing a 2004 recruiting class tabbed 26th in the nation by Hoop Scoop Magazine. One of his most noteworthy signees, the Rams' Jason Smith, was named the 2004 Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year.
Prior to his first stint in Pueblo, Eberhart was an assistant coach at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo., from 1995-97. In all, he has nearly 10 years of experience in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Eberhart also brings coaching experience from stints at Denver's Machebeuf Catholic High School, Denver East High School and Adams State College.
Eberhart received his bachelor's degree in business administration and education from Adams State in 1991, where he was a standout guard for the Grizzlies. A two-time All-RMAC honoree, he still holds the Adams State record for three-pointers in a game (9) and led the team in scoring for two straight seasons. He also holds a master's degree in education curriculum instruction and design from Colorado Christian University, obtained in 1997.
Eberhart and his wife, Teresa, have a daughter, Emma. The family resides in Pueblo.