New UWM basketball coach comes from Northwestern

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.”