It took Penn State almost two weeks to find a replacement for Ed DeChellis as new Nittany Lion basketball coach, but Boston University confirms today athletic director Tim Curley have finally chosen Terriers coach Patrick Chambers for the task.
Chambers, former associate head coach under Jay Wright at Villanova, coached the last two years at BU, posting a 42--28 overall record with two postseason berths. In 2011, he led the Terriers to the NCAA Tournament as champions of the America East Conference. BU made the Dance as a 16-seed and lost to Kansas in the second round.
The coach is a Pennsylvania native and attended Philadelphia University for College. Awaiting him in Happy Valley is a young Penn State squad with talent, but also a lot of inexperience. Junior guard Tim Frazier is the team's only returning starter, and few players beyond him have seen much action. He'll be looking for guys like redshirt freshman Jonathan Graham and recruits Trey Lewis and Ross Travis to step up and produce early in their college careers to keep the Lions afloat.
We'll have much more on Chambers in the coming days here at SB Nation Pittsburgh. For now, check out tthis profile of the coach over at Black Shoe Diaries to get a better feel for the coach.