Crarey II named Head Basketball Coach at FAMU

Vice President and Director of Athletics Tiffani-Dawn Sykes named Patrick Crarey II the 15th head men’s basketball coach at Florida A&M, April 17, 2024.

Crarey comes to the Highest of Seven Hills after leading St. Thomas University to a 61-27 record, two consecutive NAIA Tournaments, and three straight winning seasons in the three seasons leading the Bobcats.

Crarey led the Bobcats to a 22-9, 10-4 record in 2023-24 and were the Sun Conference Regular Season Champions. The Bobcats made it to the NAIA Tournament 2nd Round and finished the season ranked 21st in the nation. The Bobcats regular season success led to Crarey being named the Sun Conference Coach of the Year. Crarey and the Bobcats saw a league-high five members selected to the All-Conference teams led by Milton Matthews, Josh Taylor, and Cearius Warren on the first team, and Anthony Harris and Jordan Hernandez on the second team. Matthews was also named to the NAIA All-American 2nd Team.

In 2022-23, Crarey led the Bobcats to a historic season, winning a program-high 26 wins, set the best home record in program history (15-1), and had the highest finish in program history finishing in the NAIA Round of 16 appearance (as NAIA Division I member). The veteran coach also set a new single-season program record with his first recruiting class as Fred Mulbah became the first Bobcat with 200 assists and set the record at 241. Dalon Dean and Milton Matthews became the new no-1 and no-2 in 3-point baskets made in a single season in 111 and 100, respectively. The duo are the only two to hit 100 in a single season. The Bobcats had three All-Conference members. Mulbah and Matthews also notched NAIA All-American Honorable Mention honors.

In Crarey’s first season at St. Thomas, the Bobcats led the Sun Conference with four All-Conference selections. Three players from the 2021-22 team, Augustus Stone (Taiwain), Dwayne Russell (Argentina), and Jahsim Floyd (Kosovo), all netted professional contracts.

Crarey comes to St. Thomas after a decade as the men’s basketball coach at Washington Adventist University (MD) and as the Athletic Director at WAU. During his tenure at Washington Adventist, Crarey led the Shock to a National Championship in 2014, was recognized as the conference coach of the year twice (ICAA/2014, AII/2017), and set the program record for wins in a single season (23/2020). Crarey also led the Shock to a A.I.I Conference Championship in 2017. Several of Crarey’s former players have gone on to play professional basketball in various leagues, including the National Basketball Association – G-League, France, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Kosovo, and Bahrain.  

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Education: Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise (La Sierra, 2007)

Florida A&M University – Head Coach (Present)
St. Thomas University – Head Coach (2021-2024)
Washington Adventist University – Head Coach (2010-2021)
Takoma Academy – Head Boy’s Basketball Coach (2009-2010)
La Sierra University – Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator (2005-2008)

2014 USCAA Men’s Division I National Champions
2014 ICAA Coach of the Year
2017 A.I.I. Conference Coach of the Year
2017 A.I.I. Conference Champions
2024 Sun Conference Regular Season Champions
2024 Sun Conference Coach of the Year
6 NAIA National Tournament Appearance (2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2023, 2024)
6 20-plus win seasons (2014, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2023, 2024)

12 All-Sun Conference members
5 Pro contract signings
2 NAIA All-American Honorable Mentions
1 NAIA 2nd Team All American

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