New UWM men’s basketball coach Patrick Baldwin has been an assistant at Northwestern University under head coach Chris Collins (right) for four years. “Pat has played an integral role in the building of our program at Northwestern over the last four years,” Collins said. “He is more than ready to head to Milwaukee and do a terrific job.” (Northwestern University photo)
After many lean years in the rugged Big Ten Conference, Northwestern has become a force, increasing its victory totals in each of the four years that Patrick Baldwin has been an assistant coach there. (Northwestern University photo)
Patrick Baldwin’s tenure at Northwestern culminated with a school-record 24 victories last season, along with NU's first NCAA tournament berth and victory. (Northwestern University photo)
Baldwin has worked mostly with the guards as an assistant coach at Northwestern. (Northwestern University photo)
Baldwin starred for Northwestern as a player from 1990 to 1994. He remains the school leader in steals and is second in assists. His senior year, he was named the Big Ten defensive player of the year. (Northwestern University photo)
Patrick Baldwin takes over as men’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee after a stellar four years as an assistant to Chris Collins at Northwestern University.
After a standout career as a player at Northwestern from 1990 to 1994, Baldwin played professionally in Bosnia and Croatia before becoming a coach. He started during the 2001-02 season at Division II Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.
He has coaching experience in the Horizon League, beginning with two seasons as an assistant at UW-Green Bay before a seven-year stop at Loyola Chicago, where he finished as the associate head coach. Prior to arriving at Northwestern, he spent two seasons at Missouri State, where he recruited Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year Marcus Marshall.
“The entire Wildcats community is thrilled for Pat Baldwin, an outstanding representative of our university,” said Jim Phillips, Northwestern vice president for athletics and recreation. “He was an exceptional student-athlete, and has been an incredible mentor for our young men during his tenure on the men’s basketball staff.”