Reports: Central Connecticut to hire Fairfield assistant Patrick Sellers as men’s basketball coach

Shawn McFarland, Hartford Courant
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Fairfield University assistant Patrick Sellers is expected to be named the next men’s basketball head coach at Central Connecticut, according to multiple reports.

Matt Norlander of CBS first reported the hiring.

Sellers, a Central Connecticut alumni, began his coaching career with the Blue Devils in 1999 as an assistant and helped lead them to NCAA tournament bids in 2000 and 2002. As a CCSU player under Howie Dickman, Sellers was a captain and East Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 1991.

Sellers has served on Jay Young’s bench at Fairfield since 2017 and helped the Knights to an NCAA tournament appearance in 2019. He previously coached at UMass, UConn, Hofstra, Creighton, DePaul and Fairleigh Dickinson.

The Courant reported in April that Sellers was one of the finalists for the job.

Sellers will replace UConn alum Donyell Marshall, who stepped down in March. Marshall coached Central Connecticut to a 40-104 record over five seasons.

The Blue Devils haven’t made the NCAA tournament since 2007, under Dickman, and haven’t won a conference tournament since.

Shawn McFarland can be reached at smcfarland@courant.com.