O’Herron named Tech men’s hoops coach - Former Daredevils coach taking over for departed Woliczko

2013-03-19T03:45:00Z O’Herron named Tech men’s hoops coach - Former Daredevils coach taking over for departed WoliczkoMontana Tech Sports Information Montana Standard
March 19, 2013 3:45 am  • 

Montana Tech Athletic Director Joe McClafferty announced that men’s basketball associate head coach Patrick O’Herron accepted the position of head coach on Monday.

“I like the way (O’Herron) relates to the student-athlete,” McClafferty said of the promotion. “He has calm confidence and a long resume of coaching success. He is prepared to lead our program and the future looks bright.”

O’Herron was the associate head coach under Aaron Woliczko the past two seasons after starting as an assistant. In that time, O’Herron was the recruiting and camp coordinator for Tech and responsible for the development of the team’s post players.

“I would like to thank Chancellor Blackketter and Joe McClafferty for their support and belief in my abilities to lead the Montana Tech men’s basketball program,” O’Herron said. “I am looking forward to leading our team and moving towards being the best we can be on and off the court.”

The Continental Basketball Association originally brought Coach O’Herron and his family to Butte. He moved to the Mining City in 2006 from southern California to coach the Butte Daredevils. His coaching career started with the ABA’s So Cal Legends. Prior to leaving California, O’Herron coached in the USBL, CBA and LNBP in Mexico. In addition to coaching, he has worked as a scout, consultant and player development coordinator for development leagues in the United States and for the Samsung Thunder in South Korea.

O’Herron played basketball in Southern California for Simi Valley High School before moving on to Moorpark Community College. He finished his playing career at California State University at Northridge.

“This would not be possible if not for coach Woliczko,” O’Herron said. “He gave me the opportunity to be his assistant coach and learn all the working pieces that go into leading a college basketball team. My family and I are very grateful to coach Woliczko.”

“Patrick can recruit the right players that fit with Montana Tech and represent the Champions of Character,” Montana Tech Chancellor Donald Blackketter said.

O’Herron lives in Butte with his wife, Terri, and their four children: Brittney, Ericalyn, Patrick Jr. and Kaylee.

The Oredigger men finished last season at 15-15 overall, good enough for seventh in the Frontier Conference.

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  1. FMacD9
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    FMacD9 - March 19, 2013 8:27 am
    Congratulations to Pat,Teri and family,
    Got to see Pat in action with the Daredevils and know he will
    put out the effort in all areas to make the Diggers No. 1 in
    the Frontier Conference. He lives and breaths basketball,
    even when he doesn't get paid. LOL
    GO DIGGERS!

    Fraser MacDonald

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