Posted February 16, 2014

Pat Knight fired from position as Lamar University head coach

Pat Knight
Pat Knight led Lamar to a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2012. (Zach Bolinger/Icon SMI)

Pat Knight led Lamar to a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2012. (Zach Bolinger/Icon SMI)

Lamar announced Sunday afternoon that it has fired head coach Pat Knight.

The Cardinals went 29-62 in two-plus seasons under Knight. This season they’ve posted a 3-22 record and 2-11 mark in the Southland Conference. Lamar has lost five of its last six games and was blown out Saturday at home by Northwestern State.

Knight guided Lamar to an NCAA Tournament berth in 2012 after a famous rant in February of that year in which he said: “We’ve got the worst group of seniors right now that I’ve ever been associated with. Their mentality is awful. Their attitude is awful. It’s been their MO for the last three years.”

The son of legendary Indiana coach Bob Knight, Pat Knight took over for his father at Texas Tech in 2008 but was fired after three-plus seasons.

Former Lamar assistant Tic Price will serve as the Cardinals’ interim coach for the rest of the season.

3 comments
x72
x72

Fired from Lamar? Now that's low

DSM
DSM

A disappointment for those of us hoping he could be a calmer version of his dad

KeysSteven
KeysSteven

Maybe that "MO" Pat perceived ran a little deeper than he figured, but then keeping his belief in-house last Feb. might've been the better tack.  Another year to see if plays out?  Ahhh, the Suits & Skirts, no patience.