FGCU names former Penn State coach Pat Chambers as next head coach


FORT MEYERS, Fl (WTAJ) — Former Penn State basketball coach Pat Chambers is taking over at Florida Gulf Coast, 17-months after he resigned from Penn State.

Chambers took over the Nittany Lions in 2011 and led Penn State to a 2018 NIT title. He resigned in October of 2020 after regrettably using a noose metaphor with former Nittany Lion Rasir Bolton.

Chambers admitted to using the phrase and apologized, but would step down as Penn State coach.

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He recorded a 148-150 record with Penn State. Chamber served as an assistant at La Salle this past year.

Chambers replaces Michael Fly who was let go earlier in the month.

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