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Patrick Sellers named Hofstra assistant

Patrick Sellers, right, when he was a UConn

Patrick Sellers, right, when he was a UConn assistant coach. Credit: Hofstra/Stephen Slade

Patrick Sellers has joined the Hofstra men's basketball program as its newest assistant coach, Pride head coach Mo Cassara announced Thursday.

Sellers served six years as an assistant coach and director of basketball operations at the University of Connecticut.  Sellers was instrumental in the development of Huskies big men Hasheem Thabeet and Jeff Adrien.

Sellers also served as an assistant at UMass and Central Connecticut State.

Sellers replaced Allen Griffin, who left Hofstra to accept an assistant coaching job at Dayton.

Sellers began his coaching career at the high school level at St. Thomas Aquinas in New Britain, Connecticut. He served as assistant from 1994-97, before taking over head coaching duties in the 1997-98 season. He led the Saints to appearances in the Connecticut state tournament in both seasons as a head coach.

During his playing days at Central Connecticut, Sellers was a team captain as a senior and was named the East Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 1991. He led the Blue Devils in rebounding as a junior and senior and finished with 581 career boards.

Sellers played professionally in England after graduating from Central Connecticut State.

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