Shelley Patterson Assistant Coach
Washington State

Shelley Patterson enters her third season as an assistant coach for the Storm. Patterson initially joined the Storm prior to the 2007 season and was re-signed on Nov. 17, 2008. A native of San Jose, Calif., Patterson’s WNBA coaching career began in 1999 in Houston, where she served as an operations assistant and won a WNBA Championship with the Comets. She then spent four years working as an assistant coach with the Indiana Fever, after joining the team in 2000 for their inaugural campaign. She also served on the coaching staff for the Phoenix Mercury, the Charlotte Sting and the Los Angeles Sparks before joining the Storm in 2007.

In addition to her work in the WNBA, Patterson served as head coach for the National Women’s Basketball League’s (NWBL) Chicago Blaze in 2005 and worked as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Rage of the ABL during the 1998-99 season. She began her coaching career in 1989 as a recruiting coordinator at Indiana State University and has served stints at Ohio University, the University of Arizona, Wake Forest and Dayton. As a player, Patterson spent her college career at Washington State University where she still ranks among the school’s all-time leaders in assist and steals.

Coach Headlines

November 17, 2008
Storm Re-Signs Patterson
November 17, 2008
Teaching Hoops in the Tropics
May 7, 2007
Storm Q&A: Shelley Patterson
February 21, 2007
Storm Names Patterson Assistant Coach