Patrick Beilein named Head Coach of Syracuse Stallions (TBL)

Syracuse Stallions President and General Manager, Mike Sugamosto, announced this morning the hiring of Patrick Beilein as the third men’s basketball coach in Syracuse Stallions history. Beilein replaces Nick Perioli, who left his position and has transitioned into a Front Office role within the Stallions Organization.

Beilein, the son of former University of Michigan & Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein, most recently coached at LeMoyne College where he complied a record of 77-41. In 2017-18, Beilein led the Dolphins to an NCAA Elite Eight finish. In 2017 and 2018, Beilein was awarded NE-10 Conference Coach of the Year. Prior to his time at LeMoyne, Beilein was on staff with the Utah Jazz as a Player Development Coach under Quinn Snyder.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Coach Beilein as our head coach. Pat brings along years of success coaching at various levels throughout the country. We look forward to leaning on Pat for his experience and coaching expertise but also seeing him represent the Stallions on the sidelines in an attempt to bring a TBL National Championship to Syracuse” said Sugamosto.

“This hire is a no brainer for our organization. Having Patrick in our backyard and ready for a new challenge made this simple.” said Sugamosto.

Before accepting his position with the Jazz, Beilein was the head men’s basketball coach at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan College for two seasons, during which time he guided the Bobcats to a record of 32-27. In his first season in Buckhannon, Beilein led the Bobcats to a 12-15 record and a berth in the last West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Championship. 

A 2006 graduate of West Virginia University, Beilein earned a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Coaching Education. As a student-athlete at West Virginia, Beilein appeared in 128 games for his father from 2002 to 2006. He tallied 1,001 career points and ranked second on the program’s all-time list in three-pointers made with 242 at the time of his graduation. As a senior co-captain, Beilein was fourth on the team in points (263), third in steals (36) and assists (73) and fifth in rebounds (71) and helped the Mountaineers to the 2006 NCAA Tournament Atlanta Regional Semifinal (Sweet 16). As a junior, West Virginia advanced to the NCAA Tournament Albuquerque Regional Final (Elite 8), where Beilein was named to the All-Tournament Team. In 2004, the Mountaineers advanced to the NIT Quarterfinals. Following graduation, Beilein played in the 2006 NBA Summer League for the Houston Rockets. He then went overseas for two seasons and played for Landstede Zwolle in Holland and then UCD Marian in the Ireland SuperLeague. 

Beilein will begin his duties as head coach immediately as the Stallions will begin to host tryouts for the 2022 season. The first tryout date is set for October 9th, 2021 in Syracuse, NY.

Tagged with: