Pat Charity
Pat Charity
Position: Assistant Coach
A veteran of over 25 years of NCAA Division I Women's Basketball, Pat Charity joined the Cal State Northridge Women's Basketball program in 2009. At CSUN, Charity will help the Matadors in areas that include scouting, recruiting and the day-to-day operations of the team. On the court, she'll help the Matador program in a variety of ways, from post-players to guards, from defensive sets to offensive philosophy. 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, the Pac 10, WAC, Big West, Mountain West and the MAC. Charity also has worked with the WNBA and has helped her teams reach three NCAA Tournaments. Charity arrived at Northridge after a five-year stint at the University of Hawai'i. With the Rainbow Wahine, she prepared and executed game strategies, prepared scouting reports and served as an interim head coach on two occasions. 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, Western Michigan. From 1982-1987, she worked as an assistant coach with Broncos, and from 1990-97 was the head coach in Kalamazoo. Charity also spent one season as the head coach of the Birmingham Power, a WNBA-developmental team. 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. Following her playing career at Western Michigan, she played one season (1981-82) of professional basketball in Italy. 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.

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