Patterson promoted to Director of Basketball Operations at St. Johns

 St. John’s Women’s Basketball Head Coach Joe Tartamella has announced that former student-athlete and graduate assistant Danielle Patterson has been promoted to Director of Basketball Operations on Wednesday. 

Patterson spent the final two years of her playing career with the Red Storm from 2021-23 and remained with the program as a graduate assistant this past season. In her new role, she will be responsible for the day-to-day logistical operations of the program.

“We’re very excited that Danielle will remain with our program in a full-time role,” Tartamella said. “As a former player and graduate assistant with our program, she embodies the positive culture we have here. Her experience and mentorship will continue to be a great asset for our team.”

Patterson played two seasons for the Johnnies from 2021-23. The forward appeared in 62 of 63 possible games for the Johnnies during her playing tenure. In 2022-23, she provided a big boost off the bench, chipping in 6.7 points per game on 53.8 percent shooting from the floor helping the squad return to the NCAA Tournament.

During the team’s monumental upset of No. 4/5 UConn on Feb. 21, 2023, Patterson dazzled in Hartford, matching a career-high 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from downtown. 

In April 2023, Patterson was selected for the prestigious “So You Wanna Be a Coach” program at the Women’s Final Four, where she was one of 60 players selected for the educational program to prepare student-athletes to become coaches. 

Prior to arriving in Queens, she spent two years at both Indiana and Notre Dame. After sitting out a year due to a redshirt, the forward appeared in 14 games for the Hoosiers in 2020-21. While in South Bend, she played in 66 games from 2017-19 and won a National Championship with the Fighting Irish in 2018. 

A New York City native, Patterson was a five-star recruit out of Mary Louis Academy in Queens. She was ranked the No. 30 player in the country by ESPN and played in the McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-American Games in 2017. 

An excellent student, Patterson earned conference all-academic honors four times in her career. She graduated from Indiana with her bachelor’s degree in communications in sports broadcasting in 2021. During her time at St. John’s, she earned two master’s degrees in sports management and strategic management.

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