Introduced as just the 12th head coach in Nittany Lion basketball history on June 6, 2011, Patrick Chambers quickly energized the Penn State fan base with his passion and enthusiasm and his team's all-out style of play. Described as passionate, energetic, upbeat and dynamic by media in attendance, Chambers' first appearance as the leader of Penn State basketball was described as "less an introduction than a passionate call to arms" by Blue-White Illustrated's Nate Bauer.
Chambers rise in coaching has been meteoric. He served as a part-time assistant at Episcopal Academy (HS), Director of Operations at Villanova, assistant coach at Villanova, associate head coach on Jay Wright's 2009 NCAA Final Four team and head coach at Boston University in a short seven years prior to leading a Big Ten program. The dizzying pace is reflective of his no holds barred approach to every day.
Chambers came to Penn State from Boston University, where in 2010-11 he led the Terriers to the America East Conference Championship and the program's first NCAA Tournament berth since 2002. He posted a 42-28 record in two years in his first head coaching stint at BU. He was the only BU coach in history to earn 20 wins in each of his first two seasons and the fastest to earn a conference championship in program history.
Brian Daly enters his third season as an assistant coach at Penn State in 2013-14. The Philadelphia native previously worked with Head Coach Patrick Chambers at Boston University and was a standout prep player in Philadelphia and later at Saint Joseph's.
Daly joined the Boston University program for the 2009-10 season as an assistant coach after serving for four years as the head coach of the Monsignor Bonner High School boys' varsity team in Philadelphia. He was promoted to associate head coach at BU in May of 2011 after being involved in all of the program's operations, including practice and game planning, academic advising and on-the-floor coaching, specifically with the post players.
Keith Urgo is in his third season as an assistant coach at Penn State and sixth overall in collegiate coaching. Urgo formerly worked with Patrick Chambers as a member of the Villanova coaching staff.
A 2002 graduate of Fairfield University, Urgo played varsity basketball and lacrosse for the Stags. He spent the last four seasons on Jay Wright's staff at Villanova serving for two of those seasons alongside Chambers.
Dwayne Anderson, a standout leader of Villanova's 2009 NCAA Final Four team, joined the Nittany Lion coaching staff as an assistant coach in July of 2013 and is in his first season with the program and first in collegiate coaching.
Anderson takes on his first collegiate coaching position after four highly successful seasons playing professionally in Europe. A 2009 graduate of Villanova University with a degree in sociology, Anderson was coached by Chambers, a former Associate Head Coach in the Villanova program, on highly successful Wildcat teams that made four straight NCAA appearances and reached the Sweet 16 three times.
Ross Condon is in his third season as the Nittany Lions' director of basketball operations. Condon previously served as an assistant coach under Patrick Chambers at Boston University and was a player at Villanova during Chambers's tenure there as an assistant coach.
Condon spent two seasons at Boston University as an assistant coach on Chambers' staff helping guide the Terriers to back-to-back 21-win seasons and post-season appearances both years
Director of Player Development
Ryan Devlin is in his first season as the Director of Player Development for the Nittany Lions in 2013-14. An eight-year veteran of the coaching profession, he is working at his third level in basketball coaching and development and has experienced great success at every level.
Devlin came to Penn State after four successful seasons as an assistant coach at the College of Southern Idaho. He worked alongside 2011 NJCAA National Coach of the Year Steve Gosar at CSI helping to guide the Golden Eagles to 105-32 record, back-to-back Region 18 regular season and tournament championships (2011 and 2012) and a 2011 NJCAA National Championship during his tenure. In four seasons at CSI, Devlin coached more than 18 athletes that went on to play Division I basketball, including 2011 NJCAA National Player of the Year Pierre Jackson who went on to lead the Big 12 in scoring and assists during a standout career at Baylor University. He worked with four NJCAA All-American honorees and two Region 18 Players of the Year.