Basketball (M) Coaching Staff
Patrick Tatham
Interim Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Interim Head Coach
Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 3061
Email: ptatham@ryerson.ca

After serving as the interim head coach for one season, Patrick Tatham will return to the lead assistant coach position for the 2016-17 season.

As interim head coach of the Rams in 2015-16, Tatham led the team to a second straight 17-2 regular season, while finishing atop the OUA standings for the first time. In late January, 2016, school history was made by becoming the first Ryerson team in any sport to earn the No.1 national ranking. The Rams successful campaign would continue as the program captured its first OUA title by defeating reigning five-time CIS champion Carleton in the Wilson Cup final. At the CIS National championship, the Rams won their second straight bronze medal. Tatham was named OUA Coach of the Year and then became the first Ryerson coach to claim the Aberdeen Trophy for CIS Coach of the Year.

Tatham also was part of another one of the most successful seasons in Rams basketball history. In 2014-15, the team tied their program record with 17 wins in a season (17-2 record) and went on to win the bronze medal at the CIS Final 8, the first medal for Ryerson at a national championship in any sport.

Tatham traveled to Kazan, Russia with Team Canada for the 2013 Universiade Games where the Canadians went 5-0 in pool play and finished the competition in fourth place.

In the summer of 2013, Tatham assumed head coaching duties during the Rams international trip to China.

Tatham helped the Rams to a historic season in 2011-12, making it to the OUA Wilson Cup Final Four and upsetting CIS No. 2 ranked Lakehead University, to head to nationals for the second time in school history.

In the summer of 2012, as a team manager for the Canadian Junior Men's National Team, Tatham traveled to Brazil and helped guide the squad to the bronze medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men.

Tatham also watched his sisters Tamara and Alisha Tatham compete on the world stage as they represented Canada Basketball on the Senior Women's National team in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Prior to Ryerson, Tatham was head coach for one season with Stoneridge Preparatory School in Simi Valley, California.

Tatham spent three seasons playing basketball overseas in Switzerland, Syria, Qatar and Germany.

He earned a B.A. in Communications from Cleveland State University, where he was also a student-athlete with the Vikings.

Tatham was a member of the Canadian Junior National Team from 2002-2004, and was named Mr. Basketball Canada in 2002.