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Patricia  Charity

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Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Western Michigan University '81


Women's Basketball Announces Staff Additions

Patricia Charity, Elaine Powell, Jeffrey Marshall, Jessica Loding and Monique Perez join Bobcats in advance of 2012-13 season

A veteran of over 28 years of NCAA Division I women's basketball coaching, Pat Charity joined the Ohio University Women's Basketball staff in August of 2012.

At Ohio, Charity will help the Bobcats in areas that include scouting, recruiting and the day-to-day operations of the team.

"I'm excited to have Pat Charity on board," said Head Coach Semeka Randall. "I've known Pat for some time and she brings a wealth of knowledge with her. She is a student of the game and is probably one of the most loyal people I've seen in the game of basketball. I look forward to her working with our players in all aspects, on and off the floor. It's a blessing to have someone like her on our sideline."

During her career in women's basketball, Charity has worked as an assistant coach, associate head coach and head coach at several Division I programs in such conferences as the SEC, Pac 10, WAC, Big West, Mountain West and the MAC. Charity also has worked with the NWBDL and has helped her teams reach three NCAA Tournaments.

Charity arrived at Ohio following two seasons at the University at Buffalo, where she worked following a one-year stint at Cal State Northridge. With the Bulls, she prepared and executed game strategies, prepared scouting reports and organized and facilitated the recruiting process of prospective student-athletes.

Prior to her work at Hawai'i, Charity's career included stops at Long Beach State (2002-03), UNLV (2001-02, NCAA Tournament appearance), Alabama (1997-2000, Two NCAA Tournament appearances) and Arizona (1987-90). She also worked in two separate stints with her alma mater and fellow MAC member, Western Michigan. From 1982-1987, she worked as an assistant coach with Broncos, and from 1990-97 was the head coach in Kalamazoo.

A standout player at Western Michigan, Charity was an honorable mention All-American in 1978 and '80 and also a member of the U.S. silver medal-winning team at the 1977 World Games. She also played in the initial Women's All- American Classic in Philadelphia in 1977 and was one of 15 candidates for the Wade Trophy, honoring the nation's top collegiate player. Charity is the only player in school history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career. In 1993, Charity was inducted into WMU's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Charity graduated with a B.S. in education with a minor in recreation and coaching from Western Michigan in 1981 and received her M.S. in administration in 1990 from Western Michigan.