February 5, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, FL– The Florida College System Activities Association announced that the late Coach Patrick Harrington, who led the Lady Raiders from 2010-2014, will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018.
“For anyone who had the privilege of knowing Coach Harrington, he was without question a Hall-of-Famer in every sense of the word,” added Athletic Director Ramsey Ross. “Not only was he incredibly successful in winning games and returning our women’s basketball program to national prominence, but Coach Harrington’s infectious personality and passion for his players and their futures were truly legendary. The impact he made on our program and the mentorship he routinely provided to his players are absolutely worthy of this amazing recognition.”
At the time of his passing, Harrington was set to enter his fifth year as head coach of the Northwest Florida State women’s basketball program. Harrington, of Boston, led the Raiders to a 100-25 record and back-to-back quarterfinal appearances in the NJCAA Division I Tournament. Some of his most noteworthy accomplishments in leading the Lady Raiders include being the only program in the Panhandle Conference to earn four consecutive FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 tournament appearances, leading the Lady Raiders to their first national tournament berth after an 18 year absence, and having 100 percent of his players earn scholarships to four-year schools.
Other inductees in this year’s class are Gary Ashlock, former coach at Central Florida Community College (now College of Central Florida) and Tashia Morehead, former player at Gulf Coast State College.
The Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized Friday, March 9, during halftime of the 6:00 p.m. women’s semifinal game at the FCSAA Tournament in Ocala, Florida on the campus of the College of Central Florida.