The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is welcoming its third men’s head basketball coach in as many years.
Patrick Baldwin, an assistant from Northwestern, takes over for LaVall Jordan, who left UWM after just one season to become head coach at Butler University.
Baldwin was introduced by UWM Athletic Director Amanda Braun, who noted Baldwin was part of a resurgence at Northwestern that propelled the men’s basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament appearance ever.
In accepting the job Baldwin said, “I want to win championships, I'm excited to work with you in our effort to build a winner on the court and to graduate great young men."
Baldwin played college basketball at Northwestern and holds the school record for steals in a career. He also played professionally overseas. This is Baldwin’s first head coaching job. He coached at Lincoln University in Missouri and UW-Green Bay.