Patrick Nee enters his first season as head coach at Garden City Community College. In Nee's first season as assistant he helped guide the Buster's to a 21-12 record and a trip to the Region VI Semifinals. The Busters set two new team records for made 3's in a season (262) and made 3's in one game (17). Individually Jeff Otchere was named the Defensive Player of the Year after leading the nation in blocked shots (124). Pierre Johnson lead the Jayhawk in assists at 5.6 per game as was selected Honorable Mention All Conference. Kendale Hampton was second in Region VI in made 3's with 81 and was a second team all conference selection. Jamir Thomas was a First Team All Jayhawk selection and fellow freshman Russhard Cruickshank lead Region VI in 3's made with 87.
Nee coached at Seward County Community College before moving to Garden City. In his first season with the Saints, Nee helped lead Seward County to a Jayhawk West Championship and a trip to the Region VI Semifinals. The Saints finished the year 23-10 overall and 11-3 in Jayhawk West play, winning 19 of their final 23 games of the season. Nee recruited and coached the Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year in Niem Stevenson as well as the Jayhawk West Defensive Player of the Year in Secean Johnson. Stevenson went on to be the Saints first two time All-American in Men's Basketball and would climb all the way to forth on the all-time scoring list.
At Independence, Nee led the Pirates to a 77-50 overall record in his four seasons at the helm while Indy recorded a 48-24 conference record and never finished lower than third place in the Jayhawk East. Last season, the Pirates finished 17-15 overall and tied for third place in the Jayhawk East.
In his four seasons at Independence, Nee coached a Jayhawk East Most Valuable Player, a Freshman of the Year, three 1st Team All-Conference selections and a pair of 2nd Team All-League picks. He has moved nine players onto NCAA Division I level and 16 on to Division II or NAIA colleges or universities.
Nee began his coaching career at Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida. After a year there, he served as an Assistant Coach at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Under Nee's direction, Hargrave won the National Prep School Championship and sent nine players on to NCAA Division I level.
The majority of Nee's coaching career has been spent in the Jayhawk Conference however. He served as assistant coach at Independence from 2004-06 and was the Head Coach at Highland from 2006-2009. In 2005-2006, Independence posted a 30-4 record and was ranked in the top 10 nationally before falling in the Region VI Championship Game. In 2009, he guided Highland to their first ever national ranking as the Scotties finished second in the Division II ranks in Region VI.
Overall, Nee has sent 28 players to the Division I level, including players who have signed in power conferences such as the ACC, Big 12, Big East, SEC, Pac 12, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, and the Mountain West.
Prior to coaching, Nee started his collegiate playing career at Monmouth University and later transferred to Johnson County Community College where he earned an Associate’s Degree. He finished his playing days at Central Oklahoma where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree. He recently earned his Master's in Coaching Education from Ohio University.
Nee's father Danny, is a long time college basketball coach who has accumulated 461 career wins between stops at Ohio, Nebraska, Robert Morris, Duquense, and the United States Merchant Marines Academy. While at Nebraska, Nee compiled a 254-190 mark for the Huskers, leading them to five NCAA Tournament appearances.
Nee and his wife Nicole, have a son, Donovan (11), and a daughter Fallon (2).
The Nee File:
Garden City C.C. (Head Coach)
Garden City C.C. (Assistant Coach): 2016-2017
Seward County C.C. (Assistant Coach): 2013-2016
Independence C.C. (Head Coach): 2009-2013
Highland C.C. (Head Coach): 2006-2009
Independence C.C. (Assistant Coach) 2004-2006
Hargrave Military Academy (Assistant Coach) 2003-2004
Central Florida C.C. (Assistant Coach) 2002-2003