Our mission is to help young players feel more confident on the basketball court by teaching them the fundamentals to make the game more fun to play.

The Patrick Duquette Basketball Camps were founded by UMass Lowell Basketball Coach Patrick Duquette in 2014. Patrick Duquette and a team of UMass Lowell Basketball Coaches will help your child learn basketball the right way, improve their skills, &, most importantly, have fun too!

Pat Duquette - The Patrick Duquette Basketball CampsAbout Patrick Duquette

Pat Duquette enters his fourth year as the UMass Lowell men’s basketball head coach in 2016-17 after becoming the eighth coach in the history of the River Hawk program on May 16, 2013. During his tenure, he has guided the squad through its first three years of the NCAA Division I transition, compiling a 33-53 overall record and a 21-27 mark in league play as the newest member of the America East Conference.

Duquette coached his squad to an 11-18 finish in 2015-16, including the program’s first win against an Ivy League opponent (Cornell, 80-77) and against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent (Boston College, 68-66). The River Hawks stood out in America East play, tying program bests by taking fifth in the regular-season standings with a 7-9 record and putting together a three-game conference win streak from February 8-14. The River Hawks also turned in their first ever back-to-back 100-point performances, marking yet another historic moment for the institution. Duquette’s team-oriented tutelage inspired 16 games with at least four double digit scorers, and despite having one of the four youngest teams in the nation, UMass Lowell sat atop the conference rankings for 2015-16 scoring offense (76.6 ppg). Jahad Thomas became UMass Lowell’s first ever AE All-Conference Second Team selection, while Isaac White was named to the All-Rookie Team and Mark Cornelius earned an All-Academic Team nod.

In 2014-15, Duquette led the River Hawks to their best Division I finish with a 12-17 overall record. The season was highlighted by a six-game win streak from November 20 to December 3, which included a road victory at Atlantic 10 Conference member Fordham. The streak goes down as the program’s longest since 2011-12 (7 games), and marks the most consecutive Division I wins. UMass Lowell finished its America East slate in sixth place with a 6-10 record. Duquette made the most of his young roster, becoming one of just four teams in the nation to have two freshmen as their top two scorers. He coached Jahad Thomas to America East All-Conference Third Team honors, as well as an All-Rookie Team selection. DJ Mlachnik also became UMass Lowell’s first America East Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team honoree.

Opening its inaugural DI season in 2013-14 at just 1-11, Duquette’s squad hit its stride during the latter part of the year en route to accumulating a 10-18 overall mark with an impressive 8-8 America East record. The River Hawks put together a three-game conference win streak from January 5 to 15 sparking the turnaround that led to a 9-7 season-ending run. In his first year at the helm, Duquette coached a pair of America East All-Conference selections, as Akeem Williams received Second Team honors and Antonio Bivins was named the league’s Sixth Man of the Year and Third-Team All-Conference. In recognition of his first-year successes at UMass Lowell, Duquette was named America East Coach of the Year by CollegeInsider.com and one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year Award.

Duquette came to UMass Lowell following three years as the associate head coach to Bill Coen at Northeastern, which followed 13 years as an assistant/associate head coach to Al Skinner at Boston College.

Duquette helped lead Northeastern to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season championship and an appearance in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) First Round in 2012-13. The Huskies put together a 20-13 overall record that season with a 14-4 clip in the CAA.

At Boston College, Duquette joined Al Skinner’s staff as an administrative assistant in 1997 before being named an assistant in 2001. In 2009, he was promoted to associate head coach and helped guide the Eagles to postseason bids in eight of his last 10 seasons, including Big East regular season championships in 2000-01, 2002-03 and 2004-05. Additionally, the Eagles captured the Big East Tournament Championship in 2001.

Duquette played a large role in developing three All-Americans (Troy Bell, Craig Smith and Jared Dudley), two Big East Players of the Year (Bell twice and Dudley) and one conference Rookie of the Year (Bell) during his BC tenure. In addition, he helped tutor five First-Team All-Conference standouts (Bell, Smith, Dudley, Tyrese Rice and Reggie Jackson), including Reggie Jackson, who was a first round draft pick by the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder in 2011.

He worked as an intern with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets following graduation and started his collegiate coaching career at Centenary at the same time. He spent the 1994-95 season at St. Lawrence and moved on to Saint Michael’s for two years, where he earned his master’s degree while helping the Purple Knights to the 1997 NCAA Tournament.

A former standout at Williams College, Duquette served as team captain in his senior season and led the Ephs to a top-10 national ranking. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Williams in 1993.

Source: UMass Lowell