August 27, 2009

Pat Charity Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

Aug. 27, 2009

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball program has added Pat Charity as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2009-10 season, Head Coach Staci Schulz announced. Charity brings a wealth of coaching experience, including several years as a head coach, and a proven recruiting ability to the Matadors.

"I am very excited to be a part of the Matador program and I am looking forward to a great season," Charity said. "It is a pleasure to work with Coach Schulz."

In all, Charity brings 25 years of coaching experience at the Division I level. She served as the head coach Western Michigan from 1990-97, and worked as an assistant at Arizona (1987-90), Alabama (1997-2000) and UNLV (2000-01). She spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach at Hawai'i.

"I am very excited to add a coach of Pat's knowledge, ability and experience to the Matadors," Schulz added. "She brings ample defensive knowledge from her vast experience and is a tireless recruiter with a proven track record of attracting top talent."

In addition to her duties on the court with CSUN, Charity will also serve as the team's recruiting coordinator. Over the course of her career, she has participated in three NCAA Tournaments and also spent one season as the head coach of the WNBA-affiliate Birmingham Power.

The Matadors open the season on Nov. 2 with a home exhibition contest against Cal Lutheran at 2 p.m. CSUN will also place a home exhibition contest against Westmont College on Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.

Northridge opens the regular season with a pair of games at home, beginning with the season opener against New Mexico State on Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Two days later, Prairie View A&M will visit The Matadome for a 2 p.m. contest.